Skip to Content
The island of sea women

The island of sea women

See, Lisa, author

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who 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 - following generations of women haenyeo - but also danger. The haenyeo free dive, holding their breath as they swim to the rocky sea bottom in pursuit of their quarry. Both will experience tragedy in the water, further deepening their bond. Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook's differences are impossible to ignore

Hardback, Book. English. General.
Published London: Scribner, 2019
Rate this

Available at Central.

  • Central – One available in HBK

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    C195222860 HBK Adult Fiction Available


Statement of responsibility: Lisa See
ISBN: 1471183815, 9781471183812
Physical Description: 374 pages ; 23 cm
Subject: Cheju Island (Korea) Fiction.