Memoirs of a Geisha (Paperback)Arthur Golden (author)
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'An epic tale and a brutal evocation of a disappearing world' The Times
A young peasant girl is sold as servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. Many years later she tells her story from a hotel in New York, opening a window into an extraordinary half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation and summoning up a quarter of a century of Japan's dramatic history.
'Intimate and brutal, written in cool, lucid prose it is a novel whose psychological empathy and historical truths are outstanding' Mail on Sunday
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm
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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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
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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
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
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