Oh, I found myself a foreign substance.

Sayaka Murata



A convenience store clerk who handles the manual perfectly. As a child she has a strong feeling of strangeness to adults who cut off wild flowers to mourn a dead bird, but knowing that she would get in trouble if she said it, she works as an "ordinary" clerk with her feeling sealed. However, her perfection is spooked at this time. Although people do not know the reason why normality is normal, they delete those who do not follow it. From a novel, "Convenience Store Person."


"December 17  2018

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"