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 leading geisha and on to her role as mistress to a power-broker. Golden spent nine years researching and writing this intricately detailed saga, which takes us on a memorable, eye-opening journey.

 

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