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Earthlings

Sayaka Murata takes most readers on a wild ride far beyond the outermost limit of their comfort zones.

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Review of ‘Earthlings’

Japanese author Sayaka Murata first made waves with American readers with her 2018 English-language debut, Convenience Store Woman, a startlingly bizarre meditation on Japanese culture and the pressure to conform above all else. Murata’s latest novel, Earthlings, translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, continues to explore life on the fringes in Japan through an even darker…

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