Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. Sayuri's story begins in a poor fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. It concludes with World War II when the geisha houses are forced to close and Sayuri reinvents herself and finds a rare kind of freedom on her own terms.
a beautiful love story with a lot of imagination and mystery. i loved this book from start to finish.
There was never a dull a moment in this book. Beautifully written with stylized description. I wanted it to be a true story.
Beautiful book. I couldn't put it down.
Well written, easy to understand. Sad life.