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The Resource The Island of sea women, Lisa See

The Island of sea women, Lisa See

Label
The Island of sea women
Title
The Island of sea women
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island. 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 villages 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-sooks 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 mothers 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. This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a world turned upside down, one where the women are in charge, engaging in dangerous physical work, and the men take care of the children. A classic Lisa See story--one of womens friendships and the larger forces that shape them--The Island of Sea Women introduces readers to the fierce and unforgettable female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
I85 2019b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collaborationists
  • Women divers
  • Female friendship
  • Cheju Island (Korea)
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
Label
The Island of sea women, Lisa See
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083703017
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
641 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860424
Lccn
2019001996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083703017
Label
The Island of sea women, Lisa See
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083703017
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
641 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860424
Lccn
2019001996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1083703017

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