Comparing “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See and “The Mermaid from Jeju” by Sumi Hahn

Two Remarkably Different Novels Set on the Same Remarkable Island

the two novels
There’s a marked contrast between See and Hahn’s biographies on their book covers, indicating their statuses as veteran and debut novelists, respectively.



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Peter Stanton

I’m a history teacher writing a book on the Tlingit 19th century. Waashdan Ḵwáan. Kichxháanx’ yéi xhat yatee. (American settler in Ketchikan) Tw: @peterstanton