Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel

Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel

Arthur Golden


A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this marvelous debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and beautiful lyricism the real confessions of 1 of Japan's such a lot celebrated geisha.

Speaking to us with the knowledge of age and in a voice right now haunting and startlingly quick, Nitta Sayuri tells the tale of her existence as a geisha. It starts off in a bad fishing village in 1929, whilst, as a nine-year-old woman with strange blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her domestic and bought into slavery to a popular geisha condo. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and tune; donning kimono, tricky make-up, and hair; pouring sake to bare only a contact of internal wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the money that is going with it.

In Memoirs of a Geisha, we input a global the place appearances are paramount; the place a girl's virginity is auctioned to the top bidder; the place ladies are expert to beguile the main strong males; and the place love is scorned as phantasm. it's a exact and positive paintings of fiction—at as soon as romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and thoroughly unforgettable.

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