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In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his nine-year-old daughter to an elite geisha house in Kyoto. So begins the remarkable first-person account of how the lovely child, Chiyo, became the accomplished and much sought-after geisha Sayuri, with the help of a kindly mentor and despite the malice of a rival; and of how Sayuri struggled to balance professional success as a courtesan with the demands of her heart. Adapted into a 2005 movie starring Zhang Yiyi as the protagonist, this bestselling debut novel opened up a world hitherto unknown to most Westerners and sparked new interest in Japan and its culture.
The "memoirs" of one of Japan's most celebrated geishas describes how, as a little girl in 1929, she is sold into slavery; her efforts to learn the arts of the geisha; the impact of World War II; and her struggle to reinvent herself to win the man she loves
Number of Pages: 434
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Conflicts + Dualities, Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Politics, Peoples + Cultures, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Human Qualities + Behavior
Publisher: Vintage Books
Author: Arthur Golden
Street Date: January 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2514
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