When his young Korean wife, Jin, is diagnosed with post-natal blues, Jericho has no choice but to take a year off from work and accompany her to Jeju, where she could work on her long-deferred dissertation while he takes care of their newborn child. What he doesn’t bargain for is having to share the house with Jin’s taciturn aunt. But when a minor accident takes him on a visit to a museum dedicated to Jeju’s mermaids, or haenyeo, he learns the woman’s secret and finds a way to help free her from her past.

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