The Island of Sea Women

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Island of Sea Women
  • Lisa See
  • English
  • 23 July 2018
  • 1501154850

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The Island of Sea Women 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. Free Read [ The Island of Sea Women ] Author [ Lisa See ] – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Island of Sea Women

  1. Jaline says:

    Haenyeo is the Japanese 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 ho Haenyeo is the Japanese 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) says:

    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 t 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 t...

  4. Elyse Walters says:

    As the Korean saying goes, Haenyos do the work of the dead in the land of the living Every woman who enters the sea carries a coffin on her back In this world, the undersea world, we tow the burdens of a hard life Women harvest together, sort together, and sell together The sea itself is communal With no breathing equipment, the deep sea diving Korean women Haenyos , hold their breath for two minutes, diving 65 feet deep to harvest seafood abalone, shellfish, sea urchins, octopus, As the Korean saying goes, Haenyos do the work of the dead in the land of the living Every woman who enters the sea carries a coffin on her back In this world, the undersea world, we tow the burdens of a hard life Women harvest together, sort together, and s...

  5. Linda says:

    If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other Mother Teresa The threads of time, commitment, connection, and honor run deeply through this latest offering by the highly talented Lisa See We follow her to the Korean volcanic island of Jeju in the Korean Strait Jeju is filled with jutting cliffs, white sandy beaches, and the deafening roar of the sea But the beauty of these surroundings is far outmatched by the resilience of its people..and in particul If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other Mother Teresa The threads of time, commitment, connection, an...

  6. 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 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 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 a...

  7. Nadia says:

    4.5 starsHave you ever heard about the matriarchal society led by Haenyeo No Well, me neither until I read The Island of Sea Women Haenyeo are female divers from the Korean island Jeju Known for their independent spirit, strong will and bravery, the haenyeo are representative of the matriarchal society on Jeju Society where having a daughter is a ble...

  8. Judy says:

    Lisa See is a treasure and her books are always a pleasure for me to read I look forward to a new book from her with anticipation She writes some of the best historical fiction I have ever read and I have learned so much about different Asian cultures and traditions while enjoying her beautifully crafted stories The prose is lyrical and entrancing and I love it This book is set on the island of JeJu in Korea before and after it was split into North and South The focus is on the lives of Youn Lisa See is a treasure and her books are always a pleasure for me to read I look forward to a new book from her with a...

  9. Annette says:

    The Korean island of Jeju is known for haenyeo all female diving collective And that s what this story brings It is immersed in rich culture, where roles of men and women are reversed women being providers and men taking care of the children and household The story begins in early 1930s with two young girls.Young sook with her mother and grandmother support the family, while the father takes care of the younger siblings.Mi ja loses both her parents and lives with her aunt and uncle, who mi The Korean island of Jeju is known for haenyeo all female diving collective And that s what this story brings It is immersed in rich culture, where roles of men and women are reversed women being providers and men taking care of the children and household The story begins in early 1930s with two young girls.Young sook with her mother and grandmother support the family, while the father takes care of the younger siblings.Mi ja loses both her parents and lives with her aunt and uncle, who mistreat her To mollify her hunger, she steals potatoes on the fields of Young sook s family She gets caught by the mother, who realizes girl s hunger The mother lets Mi ja work along them in order to earn her share of food Thus, begins the friendship of ...

  10. Paul Fulcher says:

    You are a haenyeo Never for one moment believe you are unworthy The stunningly beautiful Jeju Island is perhaps my favourite place to visit, which I do annually, perhapsin future as my in laws are building a hotel there One of the many unique features are the haenyeo , the women divers, who combine the three elements of the island, , women,...