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Summary If I Had Your Face

S 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 grac 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 darker realistic tone but i still think if you enjoyed one you d enjoy the other

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If I Had Your Face

Ink 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 preoccupation 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 that live in the same apartment building We hear from four of them in alternating chapters This book was a real eye opener for me I knew about the consumerism and boy band fetish But I hadn t realized what a strict class system Korea has despite being a capitalist society And while in some ways modern in other ways Korean society remains extremely misogynistic This is a character driven book It reminds me of Elizabeth Strout s style of writing The chapters overlap and the characters interact but the chapters aren t linear or tightly joined together These weren t necessarily women I could relate to and I definitely didn t like some of them But yet each one touched my heart Their lives are so tough And this isn t a story that gives you happy endings for them This novel is extremely polished and doesn t come across as a debut novel My thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book

Frances Cha Ó 5 Download

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 mania Even as a girl I knew the only chance I had was to change my face even before a fortune teller told me soKyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard won job at a room salon an exclusive bar where she entertains businessmen while they dr There are great lines throughout This book does a lot to explore Korean womanhood At times it felt a bit like there was a checklist of issues to address but it was still an engrossing read


10 thoughts on “If I Had Your Face

  1. says:

    There are great lines throughout This book does a lot to explore Korean womanhood At times it felt a bit like there was a checklist of issues to address but it was still an engrossing read

  2. 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 It introduced me to several fascinating characters and it takes on the subject of bea

  3. 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 the

  4. says:

    ''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

  5. says:

    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 foc

  6. says:

    45 starsOh wow I really enjoyed this novel it felt like a New Adult Korean Gossip Girl except with way commentary about patriarchy and

  7. says:

    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 darker realistic tone but i still think if you enjoyed one you’d enjoy the other

  8. says:

    AudiobookNarrated by Frances Cha Sue Jean Kim Ruthie Anne Miles and Jeena Yi Bewareafter reading this bookIt will be hard to ever see Korean woman the same again — without thinking of the horrors associated with the underg

  9. says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and Ballantine Books for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewI 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 Seco

  10. says:

    Thank you Random House Ballantine for the gifted bookI’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

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