Everything you need to understand or teach Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata.
Convenience Store Woman is a novel by Sayaka Murata. The novel's story is a strange, compelling, and charming critique on society’s hypocrisy, the illusion of normalcy, and the pressure to conform. The short novel tells the story of Keiko Furukuru, a 36-year-old woman who defies cultural expectations by being unmarried and remaining devoted to her low-level job as a convenience store worker in Japan. The story follows the unsettling and comical result of an exasperated attempt to please her friends and family.