Korea, 1943. Hana has lived her entire life under Japanese occupation. As a female diver, she enjoys an independence that few other Koreans can claim. Until the day Hana saves her younger sister from a Japanese soldier and is transported to Manchuria, where she is forced to become a "comfort woman" in a Japanese military brothel. South Korea, 2011. Emi has spent more than sixty years trying to forget the sacrifice her sister made, but she must confront the past to discover peace. A heartbreaking and deeply moving debut.