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  • Published: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241396070
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $35.00
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If I Had Your Face




A glitteringly dark and unsettling debut novel about four young women struggling to survive in contemporary Seoul.

'I would live your life so much better than you if I had your face . . . '

If I Had Your Face plunges us into the mesmerizing 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.

Navigating this cut-throat city are four young women balancing on the razor-edge of survival: Kyuri, an exquisitely beautiful woman whose hard-won status at an exclusive 'room salon' is threatened by an impulsive mistake with a client; her flatmate Miho, an orphan who wins a scholarship to a prestigious art school in New York, where her life becomes tragically enmeshed with the super-wealthy offspring of the Korean elite; Wonna, their neighbour, pregnant with a child that she and her husband have no idea how they will afford to raise in a fiercely competitive economy; and Ara, a hair stylist living down the hall, whose infatuation with a fresh-faced K-Pop star drives her to violent extremes.

  • Pub date: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241396070
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $35.00

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