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The lovely team at Longanesi behind the publication of Figlie del Mare and the fabulous booksellers at Hoepli Bookstore in Milan welcomed me and my debut novel to Italy last week. Many thanks to Paulo Noseda, translator extraordinaire, who made it possible for me to understand everyone, and to the many journalists, book bloggers and photographers who came to meet and interview me about my novel.

I’m so hopeful Italian readers will fall in love with haenyeo divers Hana and Emi and take to heart the plight of the women history knows as ‘comfort women’. There are only 28 survivors left in South Korea. These women deserve a place in history’s memory.

Click to watch the book trailer here: Figlie del Mare YouTube

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