If I had Your Face
Book - 2020 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Cha, Frances None on shelf 32 requests on 2 copies
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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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Window into modern Korean (and Asian) culture ... Lacks cohesive ending submitted by sVfGI7Glt2pz7GZgVB90 on July 5, 2020, 7:43am Explores the lives of four young women as they begin making lives for themselves when the odds are stacked against them. The women navigate diverse challenges, and their exploratory bond transforms. An engrossing fable about the burden of deep-rooted traumas, societal inequality, and the restoring power of camaraderie.
New York : Ballantine Books, 
Year Published: 2020
Description: 274 p.
Korea (South) -- Fiction.