Short Dawdler’s Review: Memoirs of a Geisha

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Title: Memoirs of a Geisha

Author: Arthur Golden

Genre: Historical Fiction

Copyright: 1997

Summary

(from the back of the book)

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.

In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl’s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. It is a unique and triumphant work of fiction – at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful – and completely unforgettable.

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