Great Britain flag icon  Memoirs of a Geisha

 Arthur Golden

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This is the famous best seller written by Arthur Golden. The novel is about Sayuri, a beautiful and successful geisha. Now she is retired and lives in New York. She tells us the fascinating story of her life. When Sayuri was a child, she had a different name - Chiyo. The girl lived in a small fishing village of Yoroido with her family. Her parents were old and poor. So Chiyo was sold to an okiya, a geisha house in Kyoto. She worked there as a maid of Hatsumomo, a selfish geisha who hated the little girl from the day they met. Hatsumomo made Chiyo's life a real nightmare. The girl overcame a lot of injustice and humiliation. But she always managed to stay strong. Despite all the difficulties, Chiyo implemented her dream of becoming a geisha and even found true love.

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