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Arthur Golden - Memoirs of a Geisha - 9780099771517 - KST0009345
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Memoirs of a Geisha

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Description for Memoirs of a Geisha paperback. Summoning up more than 20 years of Japan's most dramatic history, the geisha's story uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. It moves from a small fishing village in 1929 to the glamorous and decadent Kyoto of the 30s and on to postwar New York. Num Pages: 448 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 31. Weight in Grams: 356. Well read, but remains good

'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

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About Arthur Golden
Arthur Golden was born and brought up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a 1978 graduate of Harvard College with a degree in art history, specialising in Japanese art. In 1980 he earned an MA in Japanese history from Columbia University where he also learned Mandarin Chinese. After a summer at Beijing University, he went to work at a magazing in ... Read more

Reviews for Memoirs of a Geisha
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 ... Read more

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