'Absolutely stunning. . . Assured, bold, and electrifying' Taylor Jenkins
Reid, Sunday Times bestselling author of DAISY JONES & THE SIX 'One of the
buzziest debuts of the year, If I Had Your Face transports readers to
glittering, futuristic Seoul... Essential reading in what Jia Tolentino
memorably called the age of Instagram face' Vogue A glitteringly dark and
unsettling debut novel about four young women struggling to survive in
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 hyper-competitive 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. 'Engrossing... Each
voice in this quartet cuts through the pages so cleanly and clearly that
the overall effect is one of dangerously glittering harmony' Helen Oyeyemi,
author of GINGERBREAD 'Hilarious, cuttingly observant, feminist' Rowan
Hisayo Buchanan, Costa-shortlisted author of STARLING DAYS 'Troubling,
kaleidoscopic, and hugely enjoyable' Nell Zink, author of THE WALLCREEPER,
NICOTINE and MISLAID 'Excellent... Unsettling and deeply affecting' Rosie
Price, author of WHAT RED WAS ONE OF THE EVENING STANDARD'S 'BEST BOOKS TO
LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2020'

Frances Cha—If I Had Your Face

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