These stories laid complete claim to me. Ominous and charming. Brilliantly sad. There is not one word wasted here. I lost significant sleep over this collection -- Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age Undoubtedly shocking... unnerving... bizarre and outrageous... Life Ceremony reminds us how fragile we - and the society we take for granted - really are * New Internationalist * Strangely believable, easy to read and hard to forget * Guardian *
A bestselling literary sensation, SAYAKA MURATA has won all of Japan's major literary prizes, and been named a Vogue Woman of the Year. Murata spent eighteen years working part-time in convenience stores before the success of Convenience Store Woman afforded her the freedom to write full time. She is the author of Earthlings and Convenience Store Woman, which has sold more than a million copies in Japan alone and been translated into twenty-three languages worldwide.