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Memoirs Of A Geisha (Paperback)
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Memoirs Of A Geisha (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 04/06/1998
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This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary story of a geisha -summoning up a quarter century from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan's dramatic history, and opening a window into a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. 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. Her memoirs conjure 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 land's most powerful men.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099771517
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An epic tale and a beautiful evocation of a rapidly vanishing world" * The Times *
"The sort of novel that novel-lovers yearn for, which is to say, so convincing that while reading it you become transported to another time, another place, and feel you are listening and seeing with someone else's ears and eyes" -- Margaret Forster
"Endlessly fascinating...a narrative that is both gripping and beautifully paced...a wonderful read" * Observer *
"Sayuri's memoirs reveal Golden to have great gifts of imaginative empathy...fascinating" * Independent *
"This is one of those rare novels that evokes a vanished world with absolute conviction and in every detail... This book is exceptional" * Daily Mail *

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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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