In an end-of-quarter effort to boost sales, Highlands Supermarket hosts a singles night complete with tarot readers, a bartender, a DJ, a matchmaker, and a troupe
of jugglers. Customers are invited to shop (wink) while they shop. It might be a brilliant marketing scheme but the manager becomes ill and the success of the evening depends upon newly-hired assistant manager Kosanke, a recently-separated army veteran lacking any
In order to exceed store sales goals, Kosanke will have rely on his front-end, meat, deli, produce, and bakery managers – an eccentric group more desperate for companionship than any lonely heart likely to visit the store that night – and they’ve had their eyes on certain shoppers for years… When the customers arrive, it will be the employees doing the shopping, and how can Kosanke blame them? He fell in love with the butcher earlier that very morning.
The plot of this novel is trying to exceed a sales quota? That can't be right. It just can't.