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If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha (Paperback, 2020)

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If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha 

A glitteringly dark and unsettling debut novel set in the drinking dens and beauty salons of South Korea

If I Had Your Face plunges us into the mesmerizing world of contemporary Seoul - a place where extreme plastic surgery is as routine as getting a haircut, where women compete for spots in secret 'room salons' to entertain wealthy businessmen after hours, where K-Pop stars are the object of all-consuming obsession, and ruthless social hierarchies dictate your every move.

Navigating this cut-throat city are four young women balancing on the razor-edge of survival: Kyuri, an exquisitely beautiful woman whose hard-won status at an exclusive 'room salon' is threatened by an impulsive mistake with a client; her flatmate Miho, an orphan who wins a scholarship to a prestigious art school in New York, where her life becomes tragically enmeshed with the super-wealthy offspring of the Korean elite; Wonna, their neighbour, pregnant with a child that she and her husband have no idea how they will afford to raise in a fiercely competitive economy; and Ara, a hair stylist living down the hall, whose infatuation with a fresh-faced K-Pop star drives her to violent extremes.

About the Author

Frances Cha is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia MFA program, and a former travel & culture reporter for CNN in Seoul. She currently lives in New York City with her family.

 

Format: Paperback | 288 pages

Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5 x 2.2 | 324g

Publication Date: 28 Apr 2020

Publisher: Penguin Random House UK

Imprint: Viking Books

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 0241986354

ISBN13: 9780241986356

 

Condition: Like New

A book that looks new but has been read. Cover has no visible wear. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.