"Captivating, minutely imaginated... a novel that refuses to stay shut."
A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant novel presents with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
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.
"Part historical novel, part fairy tale... Memoirs of a Geisha immerses the reader in an exotic world. An impressive and unusual debut."
The New York Times
"Enthralling... draws the reader in from the very first page."