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The Resource The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See, (electronic resource)

The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See, (electronic resource)

Label
The island of sea women : a novel
Title
The island of sea women
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
While working as divers with the all-female diving collective on a small Korean island, Mi-ja and Young-sook find their friendship challenged by their differences and forces outside their control
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technical information on music
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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10780817
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MdPfRBL
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See, Lisa
Dewey number
813.54
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not applicable
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other
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PerformerNote
Narrated by Jennifer Lim
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  • Lim, Jennifer
  • Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
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True
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  • Women divers
  • Fishers
  • Female friendship
  • Family secrets
  • Islands
  • Villages
  • Traitors
  • Insurgency
  • Jeju Island, South Korea
  • South Korea
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781508266877
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (13 hr., 22 min.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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not applicable
Isbn
9781508266877
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not applicable
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z100140471
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • rbdZ100140471
  • (OCoLC)1088714718
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
The island of sea women : a novel, Lisa See, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781508266877
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (13 hr., 22 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508266877
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
Z100140471
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • rbdZ100140471
  • (OCoLC)1088714718
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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