Memoirs of a Geisha - 99p - Kindle Daily Deal
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Memoirs of a Geisha - 99p - Kindle Daily Deal

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Found 19th Dec 2017
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 degradation. 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 geisha - dancing and singing, how to wind the kimono, how to walk and pour tea, and how to beguile the most powerful men.
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Read it before in paperback.

Really good novel (and I'm a guy).

Definitely worth some no rush credit.

Bought, heat.
Thanks, will eventually get round to reading this at last - quality fiction.
The part where she found out why she was sold stayed with me - a real "you wot?" moment.
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