South Korean free divers brought to life in Lisa See’s novel The Island of Sea Women

//South Korean free divers brought to life in Lisa See’s novel The Island of Sea Women

South Korean free divers brought to life in Lisa See’s novel The Island of Sea Women

The Island of Sea Women: A Novel by Lisa See, published by ScribnerToday, they’re known as Jeju Island Mermaids. On the South Korean island, the women are a charming historical attraction.Lisa See’s new novel, The Island of Sea Women, brings that amazing history to life. For generations the “mermaids”, known in Korean as haenyeo, supported their families by free-diving deep into the ocean to harvest its bounty. Their husbands stayed home and raised the kids, and the culture was matriarchal.In…

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