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The Forest of Dean Quaker Library Talk
Monday 18 January at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Forest of Dean Quaker Library Talk this month takes place on Monday January 18th at 7.30pm via Zoom. It will be given by Amelia Schafer-Rutherford who will tell us about a novel called, Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata.
Keiko is 36. While a student she took a temporary job in a convenience store and has stayed there as a temporary assistant ever since. From childhood she was considered peculiar; she never found it easy to appear a ‘normal’. But by following the rules in the store manual and copying the dress and speech of her colleagues she finds a niche where she fits in. But others question her lack of ambition and she is pressured to seek a husband and a career. It doesn’t work out….
The author is an up and coming Japanese writer who continues to work part time in a convenience store herself. But what is the point she is making about people who are different?
It’s not often we consider a novel and I’m looking forward to the evening.
If you think you might join us please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for the Zoom link.