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The Resource The mermaid from Jeju : a novel, Sumi Hahn

The mermaid from Jeju : a novel, Sumi Hahn

Label
The mermaid from Jeju : a novel
Title
The mermaid from Jeju
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sumi Hahn
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by the true event on Korea's Jeju Island in 1948, Sumi Hahn's debut novel explores what it means to truly love despite all odds. In the aftermath of World War II, Goh Junja is a girl just coming into her own. She is the latest successful deep sea diver in a family of strong haenyeo. Confident she is a woman now, Junja urges her mother to allow her to make the Goh family's annual trip to Mt. Halla, where they trade abalone and other sea delicacies for pork. Junja, a sea village girl, has never been to the mountains, where it smells like mushrooms and earth, and it is there she falls in love with a mountain boy Yang Suwol, who rescues her after a particularly harrowing journey. But when Junja returns one day later, it is just in time to see her mother take her last breath, beaten by the waves during a dive she was taking in Junja's place. Spiraling in grief, Junja sees her younger siblings sent to live with their estranged father, Suwol is gone, the ghost of her mother haunts their homefrom the meticulously tended herb garden that has now begun to sprout weeds, to the field where their bed sheets are beaten. She has only her grandmother and herself. But the world moves on without Junja. The political climate is perilous. Still reeling from Japan's forced withdrawal from the peninsula, Korea is forced to accommodate the rapid establishment of US troops, and her grandmother, who lived through the Japanese invasion that led to Korea's occupation understands the signs of danger all too well. When Suwol is arrested for working with and harboring communists, and the perils of postWWII overtake her homelands, Junja must learn to navigate a tumultuous world unlike anything she's ever known
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Hahn, Sumi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women divers
  • Cheju Island (Korea)
  • Korea (South)
Target audience
adult
Label
The mermaid from Jeju : a novel, Sumi Hahn
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13804469?utm_source=MARC
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781643854410
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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13804469
Publisher number
MWT13804469
Specific material designation
remote
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(MWT)MWT13804469
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The mermaid from Jeju : a novel, Sumi Hahn
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13804469?utm_source=MARC
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781643854410
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13804469
Publisher number
MWT13804469
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT13804469
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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