If I Had Your Face

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‘If I Had Your Face’ plunges us into the mesmerising 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.

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‘Gripping’ Curtis Sittenfeld * ‘Electrifying’ Taylor Jenkins Reid * ‘Remarkable’ Kevin Kwan * ‘Stunning’ Sunday Times * ‘Brilliant’ Pandora Sykes

In South Korea, where impossible beauty standards and ruthless social hierarchies dictate your every move, four women are balancing on a razor’s edge:

Kyuri, a beautiful ‘room salon’ girl paid to entertain wealthy businessmen after hours.
Miho, an artist whose life becomes enmeshed with the offspring of the super-wealthy elite.
Ara, a hairstylist whose obsession with a K-pop star leads her to violent extremes.
Wonna, their neighbour, pregnant with a child that she can’t afford.

Set in the drinking dens and beauty salons of Seoul, If I Had Your Face is an electrifying debut novel about female strength, resilience and the solace that friendship can provide.

‘Cha’s writing always crackles . . . Touching, compelling and icily cool’ Observer

‘Fascinating, eye-opening, compelling – like the film Parasite, If I Had Your Face is also an exposé of the class system in South Korea’ Independent

‘Absolutely stunning. . . Assured, bold, and electrifying’ Taylor Jenkins Reid, Sunday Times bestselling author of DAISY JONES & THE SIX and MALIBU RISING

One of the buzziest debuts of the year, If I Had Your Face transports readers to glittering, futuristic Seoul… Essential readingVogue

‘Culturally fascinating, emotionally layered, gripping and smart’ Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of PREP and AMERICAN WIFE

‘Glittering, engrossing’ Helen Oyeyemi, author of GINGERBREAD

‘Remarkable, brilliantly crafted and devastatingly exquisite’ Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of CRAZY RICH ASIANS

LONGLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2021

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Weight 0.205 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K