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Review of ‘Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel’

Memoirs of a Geisha, by first-time novelist Arthur Golden, may also be headed for the screen with Steven Spielberg's involvement. For now, enjoy it in print, as the geisha Sayuri details her metamorphosis from peasant child she was nine when her widowed father sold her to a geisha house to her prewar rise as a…

Review of ‘Memoirs of a Geisha: A Novel’

Arthur Golden is an American. He is a man. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Sayuri is Japanese. She is a woman. She lives in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan. Magically, though, in Golden's first novel, Memoirs of a Geisha, he actually becomes the first-person voice of Sayuri, and in the process manages to strip…

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