Longlisted for the 2021 Dylan Thomas Prize
An electrifying debut novel about female strength, resilience and the solace that friendship can provide.
Assured, bold, and electrifying ~ Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six and Malibu Rising
Culturally fascinating, emotionally layered, gripping and smart‘ ~ Curtis Sittenfeld, bestselling author of Prep and American Wife
If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
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.