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The Resource The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See

The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See

Label
The island of sea women : a novel
Title
The island of sea women
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village's all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook's mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook's differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of Sea Women is an epoch set over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War and its aftermath, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, and she will forever be marked by this association. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother's position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that after surviving hundreds of dives and developing the closest of bonds, forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women divers
  • Female friendship
  • Islands
  • Cheju Island (Korea)
  • Korea (South)
Label
The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
641 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860424
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 327980
  • 904951
Label
The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
641 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860424
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 327980
  • 904951

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