Shadyside Meeting - Memoirs of a Geisha

We chose Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden as our read for July.  From Amazon:

A literary sensation and runaway bestseller, this brilliant debut novel tells with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

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 fishing village in 1929, when, as a nine-year-old  girl with unusual blue-gray eyes, she is taken from her home and sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house.  We witness her  transformation as she learns the rigorous arts of the geisha: dance and music; wearing kimono, elaborate makeup, and hair; pouring sake to reveal just a touch of inner wrist; competing with a jealous rival for men's solicitude and the money that goes with it. 

In Memoirs of a Geisha, we enter 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.  It is a  unique and triumphant work of fiction—at once romantic, erotic, suspenseful—and completely unforgettable.

 

 

We will be upstairs. As a reminder, we have $1 off draft beer or wine as our group special.

 

Hope to see you there!

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  • Emily

    If I haven't finished the book yet, am I still able to come? Or should I wait until next month? The month go away from me!!

    July 13

    • Susan L.

      No! No stress in this group. Please join us anyway.

      July 14

  • Carly

    I have not seen everyone in SO LONG! I am trying my best to make it to this one!!!!

    July 6

  • Emily

    Have you guys chose the book yet for this meeting?

    June 16, 2014

    • Susan L.

      No, we will choose it this month.

      June 16, 2014

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