Memoirs of a Geisha (Paperback)
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A seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, that tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan's most dramatic history, it uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. From a small fishing village in 1929, the tale moves to the glamorous and decadent heart of Kyoto in the 1930s, where a young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York; it exquisitely evokes another culture, a different time and the details of an extraordinary way of life. It conjures up the perfection and the ugliness of life behind rice-paper screens, where young girls learn the arts of geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimono, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the most powerful men.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099497028
Weight: 375 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm

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“Memoirs of a Geisha”

I saved this book for an long flight and could not put it down. Believe the hype around it as it does not disappoint. I utterly loved it. The characters are all well developed and the world of a Geisha and subtle... More

Paperback edition
13th August 2007
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“Stunning”

My favorite book. EVER. Nothing cannot compare to this. Golden draws us into this world of seduction, eroticism and entertainment. The storytelling is fantastic, and it is as though I am sat besides Chiyo watching her... More

Paperback edition
13th March 2012
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“Memoirs of a Geisha”

This is my favourite book of all time, hands down. You will find yourself sucked into the world of Kyoto and its Geisha, enduring the hardships Chiyo endures as she is ripped from her family and bullied by Hatsumomo.... More

Paperback edition
19th October 2009
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