Product DescriptionThis story is a rare and utterly engaging
experience. It tells the extraordinary tale of a
geisha summoning up a quarter century, from
l929 to the post-war years of Japan's dramatic
history. and opening a window onto a half-
hidden world of eroticism and enchantment,
exploitation and degradation.
'Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha with such
gentle courage and determination that you
are quickly brought under the spell of her character.
She takes you by the hand and leads you into a
world that is both formal and intimate, a world that
I had only before glimpsed in the fleeting
a nd beautiful images of traditional Japanese ink
painting. ...memoirs of a Geisha is a wonderful
Memoirs of a Geisha is 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're listening and
seeing with someone else's ears and eyes'