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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 andy.j.vivian@nullgmail.com to ask for the Zoom link.


Monday 18 January
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm