The Island of Sea Women

The Island of Sea Women Set on the Korean island of Jeju The Island of Sea Women follows Mi ja and Young sook two girls from very different backgrounds as they begin working in the sea with their village s all fema
  • Title: The Island of Sea Women
  • Author: Lisa See
  • ISBN: 62803411194145966041459660153524021741459660200414596600744520194145966041459660153524021741459660475414596604753414596608827135606059041459660341459660
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Island of Sea Women
    Set on the Korean island of Jeju, The Island of Sea Women follows Mi ja and Young sook, two girls from very different backgrounds, as they begin working in the sea with their village s all female diving collective Over many decades through the Japanese colonialism of the 1930s and 1940s, World War II, the Korean War, and the era of cellphones and wet suits for the women d Set on the Korean island of Jeju, The Island of Sea Women follows Mi ja and Young sook, two girls from very different backgrounds, as they begin working in the sea with their village s all female diving collective Over many decades through the Japanese colonialism of the 1930s and 1940s, World War II, the Korean War, and the era of cellphones and wet suits for the women divers Mi ja and Young sook develop the closest of bonds Nevertheless, their differences are impossible to ignore Mi ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, forever marking her, and Young sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother s position leading the divers After hundreds of dives and years of friendship, forces outside their control will push their relationship to the breaking point.This beautiful, thoughtful novel illuminates a unique and unforgettable culture, 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 female divers of Jeju Island and the dramatic history that shaped their lives Get A Copy InMondadoriOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Hardcover, 374 pages Published March 5th
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  • Lisa See

    Lisa See is a Chinese American author Her books include Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 2005 , Dragon Bones, and On Gold Mountain She was named the 2001 National Woman of the Year, by the Organization of Chinese American Women She lives in Los Angeles.

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  • Update Happy Publication Day Today, March 5th, 2019 Haenyeo is the Korean name for the sea women who, through careful husbandry, harvest the sea through various seasons of production and restoration On Jeju Island, south of mainland Korea, they called themselves jamsu, jamnyeo, or jomnyeo, which are all Jeju words The haenyeo culture is characterized as matrifocal that is, focused on females They did all the difficult and dangerous work in their families and had to be in top [...]


  • I first learned about the Korean island of Jeju and the Haenyeo, the female divers, the fisher women who were the major providers of food and income for their families, when I read White Chrysanthemum It was a story of the Japanese occupation of Korea and the horrors of young women being taken by the Japanese to be a comfort workers and a young haenyeo is taken See s novel focuses specifically on the lives of the Haenyeo spanning decades and is a much in depth look She gives wonderful I first le [...]


  • 5 starsThis is a story of pain , sorrow, anger, anger and grief all rolled into one This is historical fiction, set on the island of Jeju, South Korea It centers on the relationship between two women, Mi ja and Young sook, from the 1930s to 2008 They are best friends growing up in a Korea run by the Japanese, who made a colony of Korea in 1910 SPOLIER alert They remain friends until one day in January 1949, when their friendship is destroyed Young sook s husband, son and sister in law are 5 star [...]


  • For the first third of this novel, though I was liking the story, I felt like I was observing from afar, wasn t connecting emotionally with the story I was enjoying learning about the life of the haenyo and their diving collective on the Korean island of Jeju A matriarchal society is rare, so that was intriguing The friendship between Mi ja and Young Sook was just beginning, so there was definitely enough to keep me reading Also this was my monthly read with Angela and Esil, and up to this p For [...]


  • Mi ja and Young sook are best friends who grew up on the Korean Island of Jeju They are part of the Haenyeo culture on the island The Haenyeo, or women of the sea, can dive deep, have a higher shivering threshold, and provide for their families, even diving while pregnant The girls women met when they were seven years old and became baby divers together They spent all their time together, as best friends do, sharing secrets, dreams, wishes and their shared plans for their futures But life a Mi j [...]


  • This book was soo good and sad and did I say good It s now on one of my wishlists Mel


  • Rating 3.75I m sure I m in the minority on this one And to be honest, I m torn I m a big Lisa See fan I ve read a number of her books Some I ve loved, some not so much I ve attended numerous talks by her and will always try and see her speak when I can I have one of her books, Peony in Love, that I ve been holding on to years to read I just always want to have one of her books in reserve Yup, weird book habits But with this one.I m just wavering in my thoughts.First, love, love, lo Rating 3.75I [...]


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