A vintage image of a Jeju diver shows the how little equipment they use to harvest seafood from the icy cold waters around the South Korean island.

South Korean free divers brought to life in Lisa See’s novel The Island of Sea Women

  • American writer’s new novel looks at the friendship of two of the divers known as Jeju Island Mermaids from the 1930s to recent times
  • Passages detailing the daily lives of the divers are the most engrossing
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A vintage image of a Jeju diver shows the how little equipment they use to harvest seafood from the icy cold waters around the South Korean island.
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