*** Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Convenience Store Woman stars, unsurprisingly, a woman who works in a Japanese convenience store and who loves her job. She has found her niche. She enjoys the ritualized way she is taught to act with customers. She punctiliously obeys the fussy directions on how to arrange displays. She slavishly copies her boss’s outfits. But sadly, as a not-so young single woman she is pressured to find a man, any man — and the experience won’t go well.

Written in a charming, matter-of-fact style, the story could be one of a lost woman, but I thought it was a much deeper look at what it means to make meaning out of a menial job. Well worth a quick read!

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