Tuesday, July 07, 2020, 2:00 PM.
This month’s Adult Book Discussion book will be Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata.
When Keiko Furukura takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, she finds a predictable world mandated by the store manual, she can play the part of a normal person. Eighteen years later, she is still in the same job, has never had a boyfriend, and has few friends. She feels comfortable in her life, but is aware that she is not living up to society’s expectations and causing her family to worry about her. When a similarly alienated but cynical and bitter young man comes to work in the store, he will upset Keiko’s contented stasis—but will it be for the better?