If I Had Your Face


      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 livelihood.Her 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 companies.Down 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 commonplace.And 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 economy.Together, 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. Best Download If I Had Your Face [ Author ] Frances Cha [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • If I Had Your Face
  • Frances Cha
  • 22 May 2018
  • 0593129466

10 thoughts on “ If I Had Your Face

  1. 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, thehumorous Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu Lien Tan Cha writes of the harsh cultural norms and expectations that women are expected to adhere to, 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, thehumorous Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu Lien Tan Cha writes o...

  2. says:

    Thank you to NetGalley andBallantine 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 nothing I love 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 ...

  3. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this and found myself picking it up at all hours of the day The ending was a little abrupt and underwhelming, but the appeal here is less the plot of which there is little andthe five women that we follow as they navigate the lower rungs of Korean society and try to claw out a space for themselves in a world of unrelenting misogyny Some of the women s arcs aresatisfying than others, and if ...

  4. says:

    Survival in beauty obsessed contemporary Seoul.This riveting debut follows four young women as they forge a life in a frenetic society where plastic surgery is the answer to getting on Beautiful Kyuri works in a 10% an exclusive room salon which employs only the prettiest girls in the industry entertaining businessmen.O...

  5. says:

    This novel is an immersive dive into the fierce anxieties and hopes of young women in an unforgiving world where beauty is currency and success depends on your facial symmetry and who you know The novel takes place in Korea, mostly in trendy neighborhoods of Seoul, but also into the small backwoods town where a few of the girls grew up At issue is a suffocating patriarchy that simultaneously punishes women for becoming mothers, but also ...

  6. says:

    The story of a group of women trying to survive life in Seoul They have each found their own path but none of them seem happy as you follow their lives, their history is revealed.Written well and easy to follow the story drags you in until you cant put it down.I enjoyed following the narrative but in the end I felt like I was left with a lot of questions unanswered I am also unsure if this a true reflection on how society is in Seoul n...

  7. says:

    Thanks to Random House Ballantine Netgalley for an advance copy

  8. says:

    Was lucky enough to get a galley of this novel that comes out in April Loved the style, characters and the world Highly recommend

  9. says:

    This is super duper page turner for me I almost growled when I I had to stop reading It is contemporary South Korean culture Because I am not familiar with the current culture there except for K pop, I am limiting my thoughts to the culture presented in this but I have a feeling that at least holds true for the general culture This book covers a group of four women in an apartment building named color but it is painted gray It is in the most expensive part of the city but three of the girls This is super duper page turner for me I almost growled when I I had to stop reading It is contemporary South Korean culture Because I am not familiar with the current culture there except for K pop, I am limiting my thoughts to the culture presented in this but I have a feeling that at least holds true for the general culture This book covers a group of four women in an apartment building named color but it is painted gray It is in the most expensive part of the city but three of the girls get a bargain rate because it is on the thirteenth floor.Ara, a hair stylist has all consuming crush on a star in a boy band and rooms with Sujin, a hair stylist who wants to be a room salon girl so that she can makemoney.Kyuri is a knockout gorgeous salon girl in one of the most elite places Kyiri has had a lot of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments Her roommate is an artist w...

  10. says:

    I thought that this may be a book that would elude me, having never been exposed to Korean culture or the massively popular Kpop trend But I think that the author has written a story that will resonate with all women, because it speaks to the female role in a society that remains dominated by men If I Had Your Face shoots from the hip when examining how a woman s worth is measured by her perfection in the high beams of the male gaze beauty that only copious amounts of surgery and touchups can I thought that this may be a book that would elude me, having never been exposed to Korean culture or the massively popular Kpop trend But I think that the author has written a story that will resonate with all women, because it speaks to the female role in a society that remains dominated by men If I Had Your Face shoots f...

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