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Memoirs of a geisha

Author: Arthur Golden
Publisher: London : Vintage, 1998, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Golden
ISBN: 0099771519 9780099771517
OCLC Number: 39216920
Notes: Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1997.
Awards: Winner of Whitaker Gold Book Award 2001
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Description: 434 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Arthur Golden.

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Her memoirs conjure 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  Read more...

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"An epic tale and a beautiful evocation of a rapidly vanishing world" * The Times * "The sort of novel that novel-lovers yearn for, which is to say, so convincing that while reading it you become Read more...

 
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