The Mermaid from Jeju
by Sumi Hahn
- Crooked Lane, Historical Fiction
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Against all odds
In the aftermath of World War II, Goh Junja 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. 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.
Still reeling from Japan's forced withdrawal from the peninsula, Korea is forced to accommodate the rapid establishment of US troops. 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.
"Hahn brilliantly carries the reader through Junja’s life...[and] masterfully captures the devastating effects of loss and grief."—Publishers Weekly
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|Release Date:||November 3, 2020|