Memoirs of a geisha

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IL: UG - BL: 6.5 - AR Pts: 31
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1000L
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This seductive and evocative epic tells the extraordinary story of a geisha girl. It reveals the cruelty and ugliness of life behind the rice-paper screens, and summons up more than 20 years of Japan's most dramatic history.
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9780679781585
9780307275165
9780783801452
9780739326220
9780736660617
9780375406782
9780375400117
9781415950586
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.5, 31 Points
Lexile measure:
1000L
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Grouped Work ID 8b4d8792-10b3-85b8-057d-993ffc3f86d9
Full title memoirs of a geisha
Author golden arthur
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-22 04:36:31AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-22 04:41:38AM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
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auth_author2 Dunne, Bernadette.
author Arthur Golden
author2-role Dunne, Bernadette.
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display_description A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated 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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primary_isbn 9780679781585
publishDate 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005
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series Vintage Contemporaries
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Geishas -- Fiction, Geishas -- Japan -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Japan -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Large type books, Prostitution -- Japan -- Fiction, Women -- Japan -- Fiction
title_display Memoirs of a geisha : a novel
title_full Memoirs of A Geisha, Memoirs of a Geisha, Memoirs of a geisha : a novel / by Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a geisha [large print] : a novel / by Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a geisha [sound recording] / by Arthur Golden
title_short Memoirs of a geisha :
title_sub
topic_facet Fiction, Geishas, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, History, Large type books, Literature, Prostitution, Women