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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
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. While 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. Everywhere she turns, Junja is haunted by the loss of her mother, from 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. Junja's canny 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 post-WWII overtake her homelands, Junja must learn to navigate a tumultuous world unlike anything she's ever known
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TEFOD
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Hahn, Sumi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A45
LC item number
M47 2020eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Women divers
  • Women divers
  • Cheju Island (Korea)
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
  • Korea (South)
Label
The mermaid from Jeju : a novel, Sumi Hahn
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online resource
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643854410
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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2b5f0e2e-2094-4e74-9acc-ec752a155cec
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1226320293
  • (OCoLC)on1226320293
Label
The mermaid from Jeju : a novel, Sumi Hahn
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643854410
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
2b5f0e2e-2094-4e74-9acc-ec752a155cec
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1226320293
  • (OCoLC)on1226320293

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