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Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha
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6 years, 12 months ago at Apr 28 3:06
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In short, Memoirs of a Geisha is a fictional book about the life of Chiyo, who is sold to an okiya as a child to be raised to become a geisha. The story narrates Chiyo's (who becomes known as Sayuri later) story from the time she was sold to the okiya, and all through her life as a geisha and beyond that.

Memoirs of a Geisha is really well written. Arthur Golden made me believe tha... read more
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Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 22 November 2005
ISBN-10 : 1400096898 | ISBN-13: 9781400096893
Love (1), Kyoto (1), Fiction (1), Japanese Culture (1), Japanese (1), Culture (1), Historical Fiction (1), Memoir (1), WWII (1), Literature (1), Women (1), Geisha (1), 20th Century (1), Drama (1), Asia (1), Japan (1), Contemporary Fiction (1), History (1), Traditions (1), Romance (1)
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"Sayuri is only nine years old when she is sold by her impoverished father to a geisha house, set in pre-WWII Japan, Sayuri is taken from her small fishing village to Kyoto where she will eventually become one of the most famous geisha in Japan. But the road to geisha celebrity isn't easy, when she first comes to the geisha house she is treated little better than a slave, she is abused by the owners of the geisha house, Granny and Mother, and must wait on the houses' top geisha, the vicious Hats"


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liz posted a review 6 years, 12 months ago

“In short, Memoirs of a Geisha is a fictional book about the life of Chiyo, who is sold to an okiya as a child to be raised to become a geisha. The story narrates Chiyo's (who becomes known as Sayuri later) story from the time she was sold to the okiya, and all through her life as a geisha and beyond that.

Memoirs of a Geisha is really well written. Arthur Golden made me believe that it was "really a memoir" because of the convincing way he wrote out the story. I thought I would perhaps be bored with the traditions that I had to read about so that I could be informed on all the details of the things geisha went through before becoming a geisha, and even after, but I found myself really interested.

It was slow the first 100 pages, but the pace sped up incredibly afterwar” read more

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