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by | Read by Carole Boyd

Fiction • 19.3 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1997

Boyd makes a prudent choice in this evocative novel that plumbs a facet of Japanese culture utterly unfamiliar to a Western readership. Wisely avoiding the mistake of aping an Oriental accent, her voice has an appealing exotic flavor that manages to evoke another time and place. The book is a remarkable journey into the education and existence of geishas, who represent a mysterious mixture of degradation and grandeur. Golden's novel, while always illuminating, is also encyclopedic, sometimes to a fault. Boyd's warmth adds a necessary charm that helps make Golden's erudition go down easier. M.O. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 00]



Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 1999

CS ISBN 0754003655 $110.95 • Fourteen cassettes

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