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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
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 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. 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 women's 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
Summary
While working as divers with the all-female diving collective on a small Korean island, Mi-ja and Young-sook find their friendship challenged by their differences and forces outside their control
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10756404
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
I85 2019
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
  • Collaborationists
  • Women divers
  • Female friendship
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • Cheju Island (Korea)
Target audience
adult
Label
The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
About the AuthorCopyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Author's Note; Day 1: 2008; Part I: Friendship; Swallowing Water Breath; How Do We Fall in Love?; Life Bubbles; Day 2: 2008; Part II: Love; Leaving-Home Water-Work; When Thoughts Turn to Weddings; On the Sleeping Mat; A Golden Rope; The Tail of a Skirt; Day 3: 2008; Part III: Fear; The Shadow of a Nightmare; The Ring of Fire; Life-Giving Air; The Village of Widows; Big Eyes; Day 4: 2008; Part IV: Blame; Years of Secrecy; The Vast Unknowable Sea; Day 4 (continued): 2008; Part V: Forgiveness; Born a Cow; A Guest for One Hundred Years; Day 4 (continued): 2008; Acknowledgments
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501154874
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2ca3782d-846b-4667-9f00-f1e8230d8e87
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1086125997
  • on1086125997
  • 3139187
Label
The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See
Link
Publication
Note
About the AuthorCopyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Intro; Author's Note; Day 1: 2008; Part I: Friendship; Swallowing Water Breath; How Do We Fall in Love?; Life Bubbles; Day 2: 2008; Part II: Love; Leaving-Home Water-Work; When Thoughts Turn to Weddings; On the Sleeping Mat; A Golden Rope; The Tail of a Skirt; Day 3: 2008; Part III: Fear; The Shadow of a Nightmare; The Ring of Fire; Life-Giving Air; The Village of Widows; Big Eyes; Day 4: 2008; Part IV: Blame; Years of Secrecy; The Vast Unknowable Sea; Day 4 (continued): 2008; Part V: Forgiveness; Born a Cow; A Guest for One Hundred Years; Day 4 (continued): 2008; Acknowledgments
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501154874
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2ca3782d-846b-4667-9f00-f1e8230d8e87
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1086125997
  • on1086125997
  • 3139187

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