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Greene Towne Virtual Book Club: Memoirs of a Geisha

Join our next virtual Book Club meeting on Tuesday, 04/19 at 8:30 PM to discuss Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha, a literary sensation and runaway bestseller that tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha. Below is a summary from Amazon:  Memoirs of a Geisha Nominated as […]

Join our next virtual Book Club meeting on Tuesday, 04/19 at 8:30 PM to discuss Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha, a literary sensation and runaway bestseller that tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan’s most celebrated geisha.

Below is a summary from Amazon: 

Memoirs of a Geisha

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men’s solicitude and the money that goes with it.

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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