The Island of Sea Women

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  • Hardcover
  • 374 pages
  • The Island of Sea Women
  • Lisa See
  • English
  • 02 April 2017

About the Author: Lisa See

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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 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. New Read The Island of Sea Women [ author ] Lisa See [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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9 thoughts on “The Island of Sea Women

  1. Jaline - (on partial hiatus) says:

    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 physical form 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 physical form to do so, beginning their training when young to hold their breath, develop strong, supple muscles, and expand their instincts for danger and ...

  2. Angela M says:

    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 muchin depth look She gives wonderful 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 muchin depth look She gives wonderful descriptions, at times a lot of detail, about the culture of the collective of women, the rituals and rules, spoken and unspoken, how they dive with no equipment and harvest food from the sea There are several layers to this st...

  3. Thomas says:

    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 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 killed by South Korean soldiers End alert.I was aware that the US installed a dictator, Rhee Syngman Korean US is Syngman Rhee , who was a staunch anti communist, in S Korea I was not aware that his police and army had a large number of Japanese collaborators His regime ruthlessly suppressed opponents who protested, asking for democratic electio...

  4. Debra says:

    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 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 and circumstances have a way of altering the best of plans Separated when they are married, they try to maintain their friendship until a tragic event drives them apart.This book started slowly for me I have loved every single Lisa See book that I have read and have been drawn in to them within the...

  5. Diane S ☔ says:

    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 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 point we all felt the same.This changed rapidly for the rest of the book The tumultuous years of the Japanese colonialism of the 30, and 40 provided a historical and brutal context The brutality is just terrible, the inaction of the American troops who just stood by, the massacres that were covered up for decades So much was happening politically that in the hands of a less gifted writer, this book could have been much longer The friendship betw...

  6. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

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

  7. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Talk about a fascinating premise, and from Lisa See, one of my favorite authors The Island of Sea Women is captivating historical fiction at its masterful best On the Korean island of Jeju, women do the work of diving, while the men take care of the children Two girls, Mi ja and Young sook, are the best of friends waiting for their time to be old enough to join the diving collective With their future career comes fun and excitement along with significant danger Mi ja and Young so Talk about a fascinating premise, and from Lisa See, one of my favorite authors The Island of Sea Women is captivating historical fiction at its masterful best On the Korean island of Jeju, women do the work of diving, while the men take care of the children Two girls, Mi ja and Young sook, are the best of friends waiting for their time to be old enough to join the diving collective With their future career comes fun and excitement along with significant danger Mi ja and Young sook are from disparate backgrounds Mi ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator, which will forever leave a mark on her Young sook is destined to lead...

  8. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) says:

    NOW AVAILABLE This was a bit of a slow moving read for me, probably because there were so many characters and so much detail about a multitude of things.When we start the novel the island of Jeju off the coast of Korea is under Japanese control The two main characters Mi ja and Young sook are young girls, but already being groomed to become Haenyeo , strong women divers who gradually learn to hold their breath long enough to dive to the ocean floor There is muchto their culture th NOW AVAILABLE This was a bit of a slow moving read for me, probably because there were so many characters and so much detail about a multitude of things.When we start the novel the island of Jeju off the coast of Korea is under Japanese control The two main characters Mi ja and Young sook are young girls, but already being groomed to become Haenyeo , strong women divers who gradually learn to hold their breath long enough to dive to the ocean floor There is muchto their culture than just diving but this review would be way too long if I started to list their beliefs and rituals In this society the women are expected to provide all the food and money for the family while the husbands care for the children and are responsible for cooking the family meals The women even maintain their vegetable gardens while the men never work.Young sook is the daught...

  9. PorshaJo says:

    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 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, love the cover Now, the story is told fro...