The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, November 14th at 7pm.
The current selection is Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
"...a small, elegant and deadpan novel, a woman senses that society finds her strange, so she culls herself from the herd before anyone else can do it... Casts a fluorescent spell... A thrifty and offbeat exploration of what we must each leave behind to participate in the world.”—Dwight Garner, New York Times
“It’s the novel’s cumulative, idiosyncratic poetry that lingers, attaining a weird, fluorescent kind of beauty all of its own. The world of the store with its dented cans and rice balls and barcodes and scanners, and Keiko’s shivery, unashamedly sensual response as a ‘convenience store animal’ who can ‘hear the store’s voice telling me what it wanted, how it wanted to be.’ The book’s title is more than perfect, for this, you soon realize, is a love story. Keiko’s love story: the convenience is all hers.”—Julie Myerson, Guardian
Catapult Book Club meetings are open to all - and each selection is 20% off until the next meeting.