Sayaka Murata captured the minds of everyone with Convenience Store Woman and in this new book, a collection of short stories, she continues what she started there - to analyze and depict humanity in a way that no one else has quite managed. In stories that range from celebrating the dead by eating them, to the dating lives of high school students, to the joys of foraging, Murata forces us to think about how we move through society, the way we show ourselves to others, and how we fit in or don’t. This collection is bizarrely brilliant and gloriously weird, and whilst you won’t always be sure what you’re reading, I promise you won’t be able to put the book down. Recommended by Hannah
The long-awaited first short story-collection by the author of the cult sensation Convenience Store Woman, tales of weird love, heartfelt friendships, and the unsettling nature of human existenceWith Life Ceremony, the incomparable Sayaka Murata is back with her first collection of short stories ever to be translated into English.