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Memoirs of A Geisha (Film Tie-In)

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Author: Arthur Golden
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ISBN: 9780099498186
Format: Paperback
Published: January 2006
Published By: Random House Australia
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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 degredation. 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 the geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimonok, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the most powerful men.
ISBN: 9780099498186
ISBN-10: 0099498189
Number of Pages: 434
Format: Paperback
Reading Level: Secondary
Published Date: 31-Jan-2006
Dimensions (mm): 200x130mm
Publisher: Random House Australia

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