Diary of a Void  


Diary of a Void
Penguin | August 9, 2022 | 224 pages
ISBN: 9780143136873

A prizewinning, thrillingly subversive debut novel about the mother of all deceptions: a woman in Tokyo avoids harassment at work by perpetuating, for nine months and beyond, the lie that she’s pregnant When thirty-four-year-old Ms. Shibata gets a new job to escape sexual harassment at her old one, she finds that as the only woman at her new workplace—a company that manufactures cardboard tubes for paper towel and toilet paper rolls—she is expected to do all the menial tasks.