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The Resource The island of sea women, Lisa See, (sound recording)

The island of sea women, Lisa See, (sound recording)

Label
The island of sea women
Title
The island of sea women
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Audio
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10780817
Cataloging source
W8N
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
I85 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jennifer Lim
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lim, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women divers
  • Female friendship
  • Cheju Island (Korea)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The island of sea women, Lisa See, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (013:30:00)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508266860
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781508266860
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
12150665
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60crs2
  • 40crs2
System control number
  • on1078533975
  • (OCoLC)1078533975
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The island of sea women, Lisa See, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (013:30:00)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508266860
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781508266860
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
12150665
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60crs2
  • 40crs2
System control number
  • on1078533975
  • (OCoLC)1078533975
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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