Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura.

Author: Sayaka Murata

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802165800

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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The English-language debut of one of Japan’s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukura. Keiko has never fit in, neither in her family, nor in school, but when at the age of eighteen she begins working at the Hiiromachi branch of “Smile Mart,” she finds peace and purpose in her life. In the store, unlike anywhere else, she understands the rules of social interaction—many are laid out line by line in the store’s manual—and she does her best to copy the dress, mannerisms, and speech of her colleagues, playing the part of a “normal” person excellently, more or less. Managers come and go, but Keiko stays at the store for eighteen years. It’s almost hard to tell where the store ends and she begins. Keiko is very happy, but the people close to her, from her family to her coworkers, increasingly pressure her to find a husband, and to start a proper career, prompting her to take desperate action... A brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view, Convenience Store Woman is an ironic and sharp-eyed look at contemporary work culture and the pressures to conform, as well as a charming and completely fresh portrait of an unforgettable heroine.
Categories: Fiction

Gadis Minimarket Convenience Store Woman

Gadis Minimarket  Convenience Store Woman

Dunia menuntut Keiko untuk menjadi normal, walau ia tidak tahu ÒnormalÓ itu seperti apa.

Author: Murata Sayaka

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama

ISBN: 9786020644400

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

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Dunia menuntut Keiko untuk menjadi normal, walau ia tidak tahu ÒnormalÓ itu seperti apa. Namun di minimarket, Keiko dilahirkan dengan identitas baru sebagai Òpegawai minimarketÓ. Kini Keiko terancam dipisahkan dari dunia minimarket yang dicintainya selama ini...
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Earthlings

Earthlings

Mind-blowing, dark and wild, the new novel from Sayaka Murata - author of bestseller Convenience Store Woman - asks: how far would you go just to be yourself?

Author: Sayaka Murata

Publisher:

ISBN: 178378668X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 786

Categories: Fiction

English Literature for the IB Diploma Prepare for Success

English Literature for the IB Diploma  Prepare for Success

Murata, S. Convenience Store Woman. Trans. Ginny Tapley Takemori. Grove Press, 2018. Ng, C. Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel. Penguin, 2017. Penguin Random House. 'About the author: Rajia Hassib'. Penguin Random House, accessed 8 April ...

Author: Carolyn P. Henly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781398308145

Category: Study Aids

Page: 96

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Stretch your students to achieve their best grade with this year-round course companion; providing clear and concise explanations of all syllabus requirements and topics, and exam practice questions to support and strengthen learning. - Practice and revise skills - exam practice boxes throughout with questions for paper 1 and paper 2 with genuine example answers. - Achieve the best grades - expert advice on how to approach and explore a topic for the IA and HL essay plus Learner Portfolio activities and tips on how to present work. - Build confidence and strengthen skills - guidance on how to encompass the areas of exploration, concept connections and global issues from the new course structure into answers. - Focus revision - key terms and definitions listed for each topic/subtopic.
Categories: Study Aids

Japan in the Heisei Era 1989 2019

Japan in the Heisei Era  1989   2019

1979) recent 'light' novel Konbini ningen (2016; trans. as Convenience Store Woman), about a woman who nds fullment in her chosen career as a worker in a convenience store. One could read this novel as a demographic of the types of ...

Author: Noriko Murai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000521818

Category: History

Page: 386

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Japan in the Heisei Era (1989–2019) provides a retrospective and multidisciplinary account of a society in flux. Featuring analyses from leading scholars around the globe, this textbook examines the evolving contexts of Japan throughout the Heisei era and how longstanding verities and values have been called into question. Asking what this holds for Japan’s future relations with the world and within its own communities, chapters delve beneath the layers of a complex and increasingly diverse society, exploring topics including simmering ethnonationalism, economic torpor, political stagnation, and cultural dynamics. Features of this textbook include: • Analysis of key social issues ranging from immigration, civil society, press freedom, politics, labour and the economy, to diversity, the marginalisation of women, Shinto, and Aum Shinrikyo • Evaluation of the legacy of Emperor Akihito on war memory, the imperial institution, art, regional relations, and constitutional revision • Multidisciplinary insights from both the social sciences and humanities • Rich illustrations for visual analysis of developments in contemporary Japanese literature, film, art, and pop culture Providing students with dynamic analyses of how contemporary Japanese society continues to transform, this textbook is essential reading for students of Japanese Studies, including Japanese culture, society, history, and politics.
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

Murata Sayaka receives the Akutagawa Prize for Konbini ningen / Convenience Store Woman. 2017 Japan-born British writer Kazuo Ishiguro receives the Nobel Prize for Literature. Emperor Akihito announces his intention to retire 30 April ...

Author: J. Scott Miller

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538124420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 500 cross-referenced entries authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Life Ceremony

Life Ceremony

Radical, untamed, always unexpected: a thrilling, can't-look-away collection of stories from the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon Convenience Store Woman.

Author: Sayaka Murata

Publisher:

ISBN: 1783787376

Category:

Page: 272

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A Tapestry of Relational Child and Youth Care Competencies

A Tapestry of Relational Child and Youth Care Competencies

A woman walks into a convenience store and steals a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter. 2. A woman walks into a convenience store and spreads peanut butter on some bread in the store. 3. A woman walks into a convenience store, ...

Author: Theresa Fraser

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781773380339

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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This foundational resource is the first to explicitly detail the Child and Youth Care (CYC) core competencies for students preparing to take the Child and Youth Care-Professional (CYC-P) certification exam. Designed according to the Child and Youth Care Certification Board (CYCCB), this book offers a comprehensive review of the five domains of CYC practitioner competencies: professionalism, cultural and human diversity, applied human development, relationship and communication, and developmental practice methods. Pedagogical tools bring concepts to life through critical discussion and reflection. The text is packed with tables, chapter learning outcomes, reflection questions, end-of-chapter reference lists, glossary terms, definitions from the CYCCB, and real world case studies. A unique and practical textbook, this is an indispensable resource for introductory courses in child and youth care programs.
Categories: Social Science

Technologies of Feminist Speculative Fiction

Technologies of Feminist Speculative Fiction

As Chiaki Yano (2017, 121–137) and Yuichiro Kurihara (2013, 145–169) have suggested, however, some of her most recent works—including the best seller and Akutagawa Prize winner Conbini Ningen (Convenience Store Woman)—focus more on the ...

Author: Sherryl Vint

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030961923

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Sexual Homicide

Sexual Homicide

Warren said there had been a birthday party for his baby that night and his wife's sister, her husband, and Warren's mother stayed for dinner. He took his mother home and stopped to get gas at the convenience store.

Author: Robert K. Ressler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780669165593

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

View: 555

The author presents an in-depth account to the background, motivation and mental state of serial sexual killers.
Categories: Psychology