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If I Had Your Face

'Assured, bold, and electrifying' Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of MALIBU RISING

«<b><i>If I Had Your Face</i> is hilarious, cuttingly observant, feminist, and all-around delightful.</b> It is hard to write a book about four protagonists and make you care for all of them-yet somehow Cha succeeds.»

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

«<b><i>If I Had Your Face</i> is hilarious, cuttingly observant, feminist, and all-around delightful.</b> It is hard to write a book about four protagonists and make you care for all of them-yet somehow Cha succeeds.»

«<b>Culturally fascinating, emotionally layered, gripping and smart</b>»

«<b>A brilliant debut</b>»

The High Low Podcast

«<b>Each voice in this quartet cuts through the pages so cleanly and clearly that the overall effect is one of dangerously glittering harmony. </b>The tale told here is as engrossing as a war chant, or a mosaic formed with blades, every piece a memento sharpened on those unyielding barriers between us and our ideal lives.»

«<b>One of the buzziest debuts of the year, <i>If I Had Your Face</i></b><b> transports readers to glittering, futuristic Seoul</b>. <b>Essential reading</b> in what Jia Tolentino memorably called the age of Instagram face.»

Vogue

«<b>Compelling, understated, casually brutal, and very cynical. I love it.</b>»

«<b>Troubling, kaleidoscopic, and hugely enjoyable</b>»

«<b>If you loved <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> or <i>Daisy Jones And The Six </i>then this is going to be right up your street</b>»

Grazia

«<b>It's difficult to believe this is Frances Cha's first novel-she's a masterful storyteller. I couldn't put IF I HAD YOUR FACE down; I was riveted by the stories of four young women navigating life in the extreme, competitive environment of modern Seoul</b>. I loved reading about a world I knew nothing about, and from the first page, it was clear Cha was the best possible guide. <b>I highly recommend this novel. </b>»

«<b>Wonderful... unsettling and deeply affecting - </b>the writing is beautifully spare, and captures with such clarity what it means for these four young women to be taught to hope for everything and yet continuously to receive nothing»

«<b><i>If I Had Your Face </i>is a vivid, eviscerating depiction of social realism in contemporary Seoul. </b>Frances Cha renders gender and class struggles with forensic detail, in a luminous voice both knowledgeable and compelling.»

«<b>I love the way Frances Cha rotates between mindsets to look at how beauty and privilege influence the way women live, whilst maintaining a sly lightness</b>»

«Make way for Frances Cha, an entrancing new voice who guides us into the complexities and contradictions of modern-day Seoul... <b>I devoured it in a single sitting, and so will you.</b>»

«<b>I loved this book.</b> <b>It offers a fascinating window on a place and culture I knew little about, and yet from the first page it was intensely relatable</b> - I recognised these women like friends, colleagues or sisters. Invigorating in its honesty and near-filmic in its descriptive power,<b> <i>If I Had Your Face</i> is brilliantly-drawn tableau of the universalities of womanhood, the pressures we grapple with, and the way female bonds can carry us through. </b>»

«<b>Cha's striking first novel follows four young women in Seoul, South Korea trapped in a sphere of impossible beauty standards</b>»

Oprah Magazine, Most Anticipated Books of 2020

«<b>A story of four women in Seoul and the way that economic and social realities determine the paths available to them</b>»

The Millions, Most Anticipated

«<b>An intimate, panoramic debut... </b>An enthralling read from the very first page.»

«<b>A provoking, ultimately inspiring tale of women pushing back against oppressive customs both traditional and new </b>. . . Frances Cha, like her quartet of narrators, has a rebel's heart»

«<b>An endearing story of female friendship staged against a backdrop of elitism, sexism and the relentless quest for cosmetic perfection... Enthralling</b>»

Vanity Fair

«<b>An insightful, powerful story from a promising new voice</b>»

Publishers Weekly

«<b>Cha's timely debut deftly explores the impact of impossible beauty standards and male-dominated family money on South Korean women</b>»

Kirkus

«<b>Mesmerizing... </b>weaves together the complexities and contradictions of modern-day Seoul, in an ultimately <b>uplifting story of women living in defiance of oppressive customs</b>»

Dazed

«<b>A gripping tale at once unfamiliar and unmistakably universal</b>»

BookRiot

«<b>An eye-opening story of female friendship set against the brutal beauty standards of south Korea </b>»

Glamour

«<b>A gripping portrait of four young women in South Korea</b>... its focus on the tangled and complicated nature of female friendship is universally familiar and fascinating»

Refinery 29

«<b>Hypnotising... you won't want to put it down until the very last page</b>»

Harper's Bazaar

«<b>You'll find sisterhood at the heart of this ambitious book </b>»

New York Times Book Review

«<b>Fascinating, eye-opening, compelling</b> - like the film <i>Parasite, </i>If I Had Your Face is also an exposé of the class system in South Korea»

Independent

«<b>Cha's writing always crackles... touching, compelling and icily cool </b>»

Observer

«<b>Absolutely stunning . . . Assured, bold, and electrifying, <i>If I Had Your Face</i> marks the entrance of a bright new voice in fiction</b>»

«Cha writes beautifully about the hopes and dreams of her female protagonists as they try to navigate the oppressive structures of the world that seems set on keeping them in her place. <b>Dark and fascinating </b>»

Daily Mail

«Immense fun... When you begin reading <i>If I Had Your Face</i> it isn't difficult to see why it comes garlanded with praise on high from the literati»

Irish Times

«<b>Mesmerizing</b>»

Mail on Sunday

«<b>I stayed up til 4am two nights in a row, absolutely riveted and astonished. Remarkable, brilliantly crafted and devastatingly exquisite</b>»

Frances Cha is a former travel and culture editor for CNN in Seoul. She grew up in the United States, Hong Kong and South Korea. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia University MFA writing programme, she has taught at Columbia University, Ewha University and Yonsei University. She divides her time between Brooklyn and Seoul with her family. If I Had Your Face is her first novel.