On April 28 at 2:30 p.m. we will discuss Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden at St. Matthew’s.
Speaking to us with the wisdom of age and in a voice at once haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri tells the story of her life as a geisha. It begins in a poor Japanese fishing village in 1929, when she is taken from her home and sold to a renowned geisha house. We witness her transformation in a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl’s virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion. Part historical novel, part fairy tale, part romance, this book immerses the reader into the culture and traditions of an exotic world.
Save the date: On June 23 we will discuss The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese.