excerpts from books
  1. 1) And when I felt his breath on my neck, and the sense of urgency with which he almost consumed me, I couldn't help thinking of a moment years earlier, when I'd stepped into the kitchen of the okiya and found one of the maids leaning over the sink, trying to cover up the ripe pear she held to her mouth, its juices running down onto her neck.
  2. 2) She'd had such a craving for it, she'd said, and begged me not to tell Mother.
    Memoirs of a Geisha