Memoirs of a Geisha is the fictional tale of Chiyo Sakamotoa, a Japanese geisha. After the death of his wife, Chiyo’s father sells her and her sister in Gion, a large geisha district. Chiyo finds herself in a geisha boarding house, while her sister is forced into prostitution. Life is difficult for Chiyo as she struggles to find her place in a world filled with ambitious women and powerful men.
Set in Japan shortly before World War II, this story captures the hidden world of the geisha. From beautiful clothing, to the struggle for prominence in an industry that demands supplication. From the ravages of war, to the beauty of love, Chiyo experiences it all. Once you begin, you won’t be able to put this book down.