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The Mermaid from Jeju by Sumi Hahn

The Mermaid from Jeju

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The Mermaid from Jeju by Sumi Hahn
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Dec 08, 2020 | ISBN 9781643854403

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Praise for The Mermaid from Jeju:

A POPSUGAR Best Book of December 2020

“A poetic rumination on grief and wartime.”

“Through poetic prose, Junja’s journey through love and loss is deftly navigated.”
E! Entertainment

“Commingling multigenerational family saga, legends, wrenching love story, ghostly hauntings, and tumultuous history, Hahn creates a transporting masterpiece.”
Booklist, starred review

“Hahn brilliantly carries the reader through Junja’s life…[and] masterfully captures the devastating effects of loss and grief.”
Publishers Weekly

“Hahn creates a world alive with dreams, with gods, with tradition, and the richness of a rural Korean culture.”
New York Journal of Books

“A searing story of grief, love, fate, and fascinating post-WWII Korean history, woven with poetic finesse. A soaring, inspiring debut that left me breathless.” 
—Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names

“Heartwarming and magical…Sumi Hahn is a dream weaver whose poetic and powerful prose makes us believe in magic and reconfirms the transformative power of storytelling.”
—Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, bestselling author of The Mountains Sing

“Sumi Hahn’s debut novel is both vivid and introspective, a touching meditation on the bonds of family and the importance of place.”
—Olivia Hawker, bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night

“An entrancing novel, brimming with lyricism and magic. We dive with Goh Junja into the devastation of post World War II Korea, yet we emerge with a love that spans the highest mountains, the deepest seas.”
—Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings

“Original, luminous and lyrical…The Mermaid from Jeju is a precious pearl of a book. We need to hear more voices, like Sumi Hahn’s, that shed light on little-known pockets of history in literature.”
—Kirsty Manning, author of The Song of the Jade Lily

“A poignant portrait of love, family, and sacrifice…Haunted me long after I finished the last page.”
—Alan Hlad, international and USA Today bestselling author of The Long Flight Home

“A riveting, heartfelt tale that bears witness to the suffering of those who struggled to survive a tumultuous time in the history of South Korea.”
—Amita Trasi, international bestselling author of The Color of Our Sky

“Hahn is a masterful storyteller…The result is a book that will stay with you. I can’t wait to see what Hahn writes next.”
—Karin Tanabe, author of A Hundred Suns

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