A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as an illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction at once romantic, erotic, suspensful and completely unforgettable. An exotic fable. An illuminated portriat of a nuanced, complicated life. A story with the social vibrancy and narrative sweep of a much loved 19th century bildungsroman. A startling act of literary impersonation. Beatifully written and told with insight, grace, and itellegence. An enchanting debut. I would highly recommend this book. It is one of the most wonderful books I have ever come across. Being a huge fan of the Japanese culture, this book gave me a deeper insight of what Japanese culture is like. It gave me a more insightful look into my own life. Arthur Golden is a wonderful author who really knows his stuff! So please, if you have the time, please dont hesistate to buy this book and experience it yourself. Memoirs of a Geisha is a national bestseller and international bestseller. it has received much praise from many book reviewers. I give this book four out of five stars, and only because I thought that it was not long enough! Memoirs of a Geisha
a novel by Arthur Golden
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