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Publisher Description

This is a seductive and evocative epic on an intimate scale, which tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. Summoning up more than twenty years of Japan's most dramatic history, it uncovers a hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation. From a small fishing village in 1929, the tale moves to the glamorous and decadent heart of Kyoto in the 1930s, where 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; it exquisitely evokes another culture, a different time and the details of an extraordinary way of life. It conjures 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 most powerful men.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
December 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

am12334 ,

Amber Mughal

A must read. I could not put this book down. The movie did it no justice
Absolutely awesome

Andy thiem ,

Amazing!!!!

A truly amazing book!! I could not put it down and will remember it forever! Just wish it was a true story

Susanlw1 ,

Captivatingly beautiful storytelling!

One of my all time favourites! Every page grabs you with both hands

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