Memoirs of a Geisha

Author
Arthur Golden 
Summary
<b>A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.</b><br /><br /><b>Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s <i>The Great American Read</i></b><br /><br /> Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the money that goes with it. <br /><br /> In <b>Memoirs of a Geisha</b>, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable.
Genre
Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price
$9.99
Average User Rating
4.5
User Rating Count
669
Release Date
1997-09-23


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