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Bucktown Book Discussion: Convenience Store Woman

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bucktown-Wicker Park


Join us in for our March discussion of Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, a novel described as "a brilliant depiction of an unusual psyche and a world hidden from view."

This is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo resident Keiko Furukara.  Keiko has never fit in, but when she begins working at the "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.  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...  

Books are available to check out at the Bucktown-Wicker Park Branch circulation desk, while supplies last. Books are also available on the Libby App! 

Need sign language interpretation or other accessibility assistance for this event? Please call (312) 747-8184 or email to request accommodations. Requests must be made at least 14 business days before the event.

Suitable for:
Adults: 18 and up
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