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I wasnt born and raised to be a Kyoto geisha Im a fishermans daughter from a little town called Yoroido on the Sea of Japan Beginning in a poor fishing village in 1929 Memoirs of a Geisha chronicles the life of nine-year-old Chiyo born with blue-gray eyes and sold with her sister into the slave life of being a geisha after her mothers death Lost in this new world where a girls virginity is sold to the highest bidder Chiyo works as a servant in the okiya of Hatsumomo until she is taken under of wing of Hatsumomos archenemy Mameha another powerful and beautiful geisha in another okiya After years of endless drama extensive schooling on entertaining men ducking Hatsumomos wrath and losing a best friend Chiyo becomes Sayuri one of the most successful geisha ever only to lose it all again The first time Arthur Goldens Memoirs of a Geisha came to my attention was when I saw the cover of the book and a brief description in Cosmopolitan magazine two years ago Although I was interested in the novel I was hesitant to read it because I dont generally like books with cultural and romantic references however from page one I knew that I was in for the long haul Written like a work of poetry Memoirs of a Geisha carries the reader through a complete range of emotions the novel is a ride over the highest hills and mountains and back down again What I found most intriguing was that this book is actually written by a man but really explores the life emotions and trials of a woman so accurately and fully It is hard to believe that a man could write a novel so deep and moving Golden employed none of the literary devices that one would expect he instead just wrote a straight-forward novel stopping his path only to add a Japanese saying or to describe the trees during
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