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Memoirs of a Geisha Summary
Arthur Golden

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Memoirs of a Geisha Summary

Plot Summary

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden is a novel which surrounds the life of the main character Chiyo, who is also known as Sayuri (once she becomes a geisha). It is an account of a young girl from a fishing village called Yoroido, located on the Sea of Japan whose mother is very ill and whose father cannot fathom what he will do when he is left alone to look after two young girls by himself. One man provides a solution, but it is never clear whether the father understands the entire truth of the arrangement he enters into. Mr. Tanaka runs the largest company in town – the Japan Coastal Seafood Company. He becomes aware of this family and their situation when he meets young Chiyo for the first time. He can already see what a lovely young woman she will be one day, and he begins...

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