Prime If I Had Your Face Author Frances Cha –

A Riveting Debut Novel Set In Contemporary Seoul, Korea, About Four Young Women Making Their Way In A World Defined By Impossibly High Standards Of Beauty, Secret Room Salons Catering To Wealthy Men, Strict Social Hierarchies, And K Pop Fan ManiaEven As A Girl, I Knew The Only Chance I Had Was To Change My Face Even Before A Fortune Teller Told Me So Kyuri Is A Heartbreakingly Beautiful Woman With A Hard Won Job At A Room Salon, An Exclusive Bar Where She Entertains Businessmen While They Drink Though She Prides Herself On Her Cold, Clear Eyed Approach To Life, An Impulsive Mistake With A Client May Come To Threaten Her LivelihoodHer Roomate, Miho, Is A Talented Artist Who Grew Up In An Orphanage But Won A Scholarship To Study Art In New York Returning To Korea After College, She Finds Herself In A Precarious Relationship With The Super Wealthy Heir To One Of Korea S Biggest CompaniesDown The Hall In Their Apartment Building Lives Ara, A Hair Stylist For Whom Two Preoccupations Sustain Her Obsession With A Boy Band Pop Star, And A Best Friend Who Is Saving Up For The Extreme Plastic Surgery That Is CommonplaceAnd Wonna, One Floor Below, Is A Newlywed Trying To Get Pregnant With A Child That She And Her Husband Have No Idea How They Can Afford To Raise And Educate In The Cutthroat EconomyTogether, Their Stories Tell A Gripping Tale That S Seemingly Unfamiliar, Yet Unmistakably Universal In The Way That Their Tentative Friendships May Have To Be Their Saving Grace If I Had Your Face

About the Author: Frances Cha

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10 thoughts on “If I Had Your Face

  1. Amalia Gavea Amalia Gavea says:

    In the original story, the little mermaid endures unspeakable pain to gain her human legs The Sea Witch warns her that her new feet will feel as if she is walking on whetter blades, but she will be able to dance like no human has ever danced before And so she drinks the witch s potion, which slices through her body like a sword Seoul, South Korea Four women try to make ends meet in a society that has raised them with unattainable expectations, corr

  2. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    Frances Cha s fascinating debut set in Seoul, South Korea, is an intimate and heartbreaking portrayal of four different flawed women, their lives and friendships, who live in the same apartment building The novel echoes many similar themes to another Seoul set book I read earlier this year that focused on a close circle of four female friends, the humorous Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu Lien Tan Cha writes of the harsh cultural norms and expectations that wo

  3. Liz Liz says:

    If the purpose of a book is to take you to a place you ve never been, then this one fulfilled that role Seoul, Korea and the young girls trying to make their way in a competitive world where beauty is the sole focus and plastic surgery is the norm This book is just heartbreaking right from the get go It delves into the lives of five young women that live in the same apartment building We hear from four of them, in alternating chapters This book was a real eye ope

  4. monica kim monica kim says:

    wow i just adored this book it s very slice of life, but i found myself just falling in love with each of the girls and hoping for the best for each of them i would recommend it to anyone who loved hello my twenties this book definitely has a darker realistic tone, but i still think if you enjoyed one, you d enjoy the other

  5. Rachel Rachel says:

    If I Had Your Face is a searing debut that follows five young women living in the fringes of South Korean society, each struggling to make a living for themselves Few books that claim to tackle misogyny are as successfully unrelenting as this one is it s a bleak read, but also a beautiful one This seems to be pitched as a book about the Korean beauty industry, which it is and it isn t plastic surgery and makeup mostly litter the background of a couple of the narratives

  6. Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell says:

    I watched a video on YouTube that was all about the many plastic surgeries available in Korea It s a booming industry Really excited to see a hopefully feminist take on it in literary fiction.

  7. Ash Ash says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I didn t know what to expect from this book I don t read a lot of contemporary fiction, but this one caught my eye for a few reasons First, the cover I m a sucker for bright colors so that caught my attention right away Second, I m always on the lookout for books that take place in other countries It s an excellent opportunity to learn something new And third, there s no

  8. Blair Blair says:

    3.5 Set in Seoul, If I Had Your Face follows four very different young women who live in the same building Ara is a mute hairdresser who has an unexpected violent side, heightened by her obsession with a K pop star Kyuri is a former prostitute who, having transformed her looks with plastic surgery, makes lots of money at an exclusive room salon , but also has huge debts Miho, outwardly the most successful of the characters an artist who has returned to Korea after a scholarship

  9. Elle Rudy Elle Rudy says:

    I would live your life so much better than you if I had your face Whatever I was hoping to get out of this novel, I received just that and even I ve been especially interested in how women in other parts of the world live and interact with one another, so when I saw in the description that this was set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way , I really couldn t pass it up Though the four main characters live in close proximity, in the same b

  10. Gumble& Gumble& says:

    This is a book set in Seoul which features five young women living in an Officetel in contemporary Seoul Four of them feature as alternating first party point of view characters.Kyuri is a prostitute turned Ten Percent salon girl via sheer determination and copious amounts of plastic surgery Miho an orphan who won an art scholarship to the US where she got involved with a Rich Korean artist Ruby and after Ruby s suicide started dating Ruby s rich Chaebol heir boyfriend while using Ru

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