If I had your face : a novel / Frances Cha.

By: Cha, Frances [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]Edition: First editionDescription: 274 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780593129463; 0593129466Subject(s): Women -- Korea (South) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction | Neighbors -- Korea (South) -- Fiction | Female friendship -- Fiction | Korea (South) -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: If i had your faceDDC classification: 813/.6 LOC classification: PS3603.H25 | I38 2020Summary: "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 commonplance. 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."-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Best of 2020 Fiction/ Hexagon Display Downtown | Goodreads Best of 2020 - Hexagon Downtown
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"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 commonplance. 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."-- Provided by publisher.

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