A Korean Odyssey

Island Hopping in Choppy Waters

Michael Gibb

Camphor Press | October 2020 | 310 pages

$7.99 (e-book) | ISBN 978-1-78869-221-2

$16.99 (paperback) | ISBN 978-1-78869-222-9

$24.99 (hardback) | ISBN 978-1-78869-223-6

Michael Gibb embarks on an eccentric odyssey around the wind-swept islands off the coast of South Korea in search of life beyond K-pop, high-tech gadgetry and nuclear missile tests. With well over three thousand islands to choose from, there was no shortage of destinations, all connected by the indomitable ferries that ply these choppy waters. From the fog-bound isles within hailing distance of North Korea to the charms of the southern archipelagos and the rocky outcrops deep in the lonely East Sea, Gibb discovers a region of Asia unjustly ignored by travelers.