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by | Read by Bernadette Dunne

Literary Fiction • 18 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1997

In 1929 young Chiyo's father sells her to a fashionable geisha house outside of Kyoto. Thereafter her life, touched with struggle, heartache and, finally, a kind of triumph, becomes a window on both her soul and on pre-war Japanese culture, which is fragmenting around her. Bernadette Dunne's readingof this world and its strange (to Western eyes) inhabitants traces across our vision like a landscape painting on silk. The cultivated refinement of her voice ranges effortlessly and credibly from the innocent nine-year-old Chiyo to the magnificent but subtle Nitta Sayuri, the geisha she inevitably becomes. By the end we can almost see and hear the beautiful Sayuri step lightly across the polished wooden floor of the teahouse in her richly brocaded kimono to pour saki for the chairman. P.E.F. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 99]



Retail pak • Random House Audio • 1998

CS ISBN 0375405372 $49.95 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 9780739321676 $44.95 • Fifteen CDs

DD ISBN 9780739300572 $24.95


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 1998

CS ISBN 0736641866 $104.00 • Eleven cassettes

CD ISBN 0736660615 $120.00 • Fifteen CDs

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