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If I Had Your Face 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

10 thoughts on “If I Had Your Face

  1. says:

    She does not know what this work does to you how you cannot hold on to your old perspective You will not be able to save your money because there will never be enough of it You will keep doing things you never expected to do You will be affected in ways you could never imagine. In the beginning, I was really loving If I Had Your Face

  2. 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 book I read earlier this year that focused on a close circle of four female friends, theh

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    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 K

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    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 t

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    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 darkerrealistic tone, but i still think if you enjoyed one, you d enjoy the other

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    4.5 starsOh wow, I really enjoyed this novel, it felt like a New Adult Korean Gossip Girl, except with waycommentary about patriarchy and capitalism and greater solidarity between women If I Had Your Face follows four women living in Seoul, Korea Kyuri, a beautiful woman who s received a lot of plastic surgery and works in a competitive room salon, Miho,

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    Audiobook.Narrated by Frances Cha, Sue Jean Kim, Ruthie Anne Miles, and Jeena Yi Beware.after reading this book.It will be hard to ever see Korean woman the same again without thinking of the horrors associated with the underground beauty subculture regime If I Had Your Face , is an eye opening novel of how South Korean women from Seoul, are valued by both m

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    Thank you, Random House Ballantine, for the gifted book.I ve read very few books set in Korea, and they ve all been historical as far as I can remember If I Had Your Face takes place mostly in Korea, with some chapters in NYC when one character travels there to study art This book is a deep dive character study of four Korean women The thread uniting them all wo

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    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

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    The below review originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Envy became the green eyed monster when Shakespeare dubbed it so in Iago s warning to Othello Today, we just call it access to Instagram Scrolling endlessly through a sea of heavily altered photos has the capacity to make any of us feel envious of others, or even go so far as to make us think, I would l

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