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Asian Literature Book Reviews

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Kikuko Tsumura Nuances the Millennial Pursuit for Purposeful Work in ‘There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job’
Reviewed By Maria Chance Jun 9th, 2022 12:23 am

There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job, Kikuko Tsumura’s latest novel, translated by Polly Barton, follows a nameless protagonist, who, in the wake of burnout from a job she’s worked at for 14 years, decides to quit. Her new mission is to find a job that “requires no reading, no writing, and ideally, very little thinking.” Throughout the course of the novel, spanning a time period of one year, our protagonist will traverse through five different jobs, each one as mundane and as odd as the next one...