"Beautifully detailed . . . [Listeners] are likely to come away feeling as if they've just spent several hours with the most gifted geisha in Kyoto."--San Francisco Chronicle
At last, the literary sensation and runaway bestseller, unabridged on audio.
This brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
"Astonishing . . . Breathtaking . . . You are seduced completely."- Washington Book World
In Memoris of a Geisha, Nitta Sayuri tells us in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate of her life as a geisha. Her story 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 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.
A unique and triumphant work of fiction - at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful - and completely unforgettable....Continua