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If I had your face: a novel

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A riveting debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty, after-hours room salons catering to wealthy men, ruthless social hierarchies, and K-pop mania "Absolutely stunning . . . If I Had Your Face marks the entrance of a bright new voice in fiction."--Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six ONE OF TIME 'S MUST-READ BOOKS OF 2020 Kyuri is an achingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a Seoul "room salon," an exclusive underground bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake threatens her livelihood. Kyuri's roommate, 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 heir to one of the country's biggest conglomerates. Down the hall in their building lives Ara, a hairstylist whose two preoccupations sustain her: an obsession with a boy-band pop star, and a best friend who is saving up for the extreme plastic surgery that she hopes will change her life. And Wonna, one floor below, is a newlywed trying to have a baby that she and her husband have no idea how they can afford to raise in Korea's brutal economy. Together, their stories tell a gripping tale at once unfamiliar and unmistakably universal, in which their tentative friendships may turn out to be the thing that ultimately saves them.
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subject_facetDomestic fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Korea (South) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Neighbors -- Korea (South) -- Fiction
Women -- Korea (South) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
title_displayIf I had your face : a novel
title_fullIf I Had Your Face A Novel
If I had your face : a novel / Frances Cha
title_shortIf I had your face
title_suba novel
topic_facetFemale friendship
Fiction
Literature
Neighbors
Social life and customs
Women