The Resource If I had your face, Frances Cha

If I had your face, Frances Cha

Label
If I had your face
Title
If I had your face
Statement of responsibility
Frances Cha
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting, feminist debut about four women navigating contemporary South Korea, a world of strict social hierarchies, extreme plastic surgery and K-pop fan mania. "Even as a girl, I knew the only chance I had was to change my face. When I looked into the mirror, I knew everything in it had to change, even before a fortune-teller told me so." This utterly compelling novel follows the interconnected lives of four young women balancing on the edge of survival in contemporary Seoul, Korea. Kyuri is a heartbreakingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a "room salon," an exclusive bar where she entertains wealthy businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake with a client one evening suddenly threatens her livelihood. Her roommate, 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 an impossible relationship with the super-wealthy heir to one of Korea's biggest companies. Down the hall from their apartment building lives Ara, a hair stylist whose obsession with a boy-band pop star drives her to desperate extremes. And Wonna, on the floor just below, is a newlywed trying to get pregnant with a child that she and her husband will not be able to afford to raise and educate in the cutthroat economy of Seoul. Together, they give us a gripping picture of their unfamiliar world of cultural hierarchies, yet unmistakably universal in the ways their tentative friendships will prove their saving grace
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cha, Frances
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H25
LC item number
I38 2020
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Neighbors
  • Female friendship
  • Body image in women
  • Korea (South)
Target audience
adult
Label
If I had your face, Frances Cha
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780385694261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1125152139
  • (OCoLC)1125152139
Label
If I had your face, Frances Cha
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9780385694261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1125152139
  • (OCoLC)1125152139

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