Arthur Golden Writing Styles in Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden
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Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden is a novel written entirely in the first person perspective by the geisha named Sayuri, who began her life as a young girl from a small fishing village in Yoroido and was named Chiyo. The story follows her throughout her earlier naiveté, as she first believes she is being adopted into a wealthy family, and then comes to realize her life will be forever changed. Chiyo is sold to a geisha house in Tokyo where she is instructed in the life and manner of geisha, and where she quickly learns that everything she is and all that she has is merely a price tag away from belonging to someone else. At first, she tries to escape, having found her sister in the equivalent of a brothel where she is also for sale to the highest bidder, but her...

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