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The island of sea women : a novel / Lisa See.

See, Lisa. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Bay Public Library FIC LP See 33874005168934 Adult - Large Print Checked out 06/05/2019
North Bay Public Library FIC See 33874005163463 Adult - Fiction Checked out 06/06/2019

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  • ISBN: 9781501154850 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: 374 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.

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"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."--Publisher.
Subject: Women > Fiction.
Women divers > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Korea (South) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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