The Divers (Novel), San Francisco Bay Area, CA
The Divers explores the struggle of breaking painful cycles when misogyny, self-exile, and unacknowledged trauma create gulfs between generations, loved ones, and women and themselves.
“May my stories illuminate the ways people create wholeness from pieces.”
Lydia Kim reimagines familiar worlds with unfamiliar physics and sends her characters to excavate caverns of personal history, the body, and memory. Her essays, stories, and poetry have appeared in Longleaf Review, poeisis, Reflex Fiction, and Catapult, among others and in the anthologies Lunchbox Moments, Non-White and Woman, And If That Mockingbird Don’t Sing. Her work has been supported by Tin House, Rooted & Written, and the Tucson Festival of Books, and she is a recipient of the SF Foundation/Nomadic Press Fiction Award. Currently she is working on a novel about mothers, daughters, ghosts, and the haen-yo, the women who dive deep.
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