This story is a rare and utterly engaging experience. It tells the extraordinary story of a geisha – summoning up a quarter-century from 1929 to the post-war years of Japan’s dramatic history and opening a window into a half-hidden world of eroticism and enchantment, exploitation and degradation.
A young peasant girl is sold as a servant and apprentice to a renowned geisha house. She tells her story many years later from the Waldorf Astoria in New York. 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 pour tea, and how to beguile the land’s most powerful men.
- Author: Arthur Golden
- Binding: Paperback
- Condition: Used – Good (check the book condition guidelines for details)