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  • 26 of 30 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Terrace Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Terrace Public Library Gol (Text) 35151000180240 Adult Fiction Not holdable Lost 2018-02-15
Terrace Public Library GOL (Text) 35151000668210 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780770429966 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 9780679781585 (pbk. : Vintage) :
  • ISBN: 0770429963 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0679781587 (pbk. : Vintage) :
  • ISBN: 067697175X (pbk. : Vintage Canada) :
  • Physical Description: 434 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.

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"In this literary tour de force, novelist Arthur Golden enters a remote and shimmeringly exotic world. For the protagonist of this peerlessly observant first novel is Sayuri, one of Japan's most celebrated geisha, a woman who is both performer and courtesan, slave and goddess.We follow Sayuri from her childhood in an impoverished fishing village, where in 1929, she is sold to a representative of a geisha house, who is drawn by the child's unusual blue-grey eyes. From there she is taken to Gion, the pleasure district of Kyoto. She is nine years old. In the years that follow, as she works to pay back the price of her purchase, Sayuri will be schooled in music and dance, learn to apply the geisha's elaborate makeup, wear elaborate kimono, and care for a coiffure so fragile that it requires a special pillow. She will also acquire a magnanimous tutor and a venomous rival. Surviving the intrigues of her trade and the upheavals of war, the resourceful Sayuri is a romantic heroine on the order of Jane Eyre and Scarlett O'Hara. And Memoirs of a Geisha is a triumphant work - suspenseful, and utterly persuasive."--Provided by the published.
Subject: Geishas > Japan > Fiction.
Japan > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

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