Memoirs of A Geisha


This seductive and evocative epic tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. It reveals the cruelty and ugliness of life behind the rice-paper screens, and summons up more than 20 years of Japan’s most dramatic history.

ISBN: 9780099771517 Author: Golden, Arthur Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 4th June 1998 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.54 (edition:21) Pages: 434 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

‘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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