Frances Cha’s recent debut novel, If I Had Your Face, tells the story of four young women struggling to succeed in cosmetically competitive Seoul, the plastic surgery capital of the world. Photo: Shutterstock Frances Cha’s recent debut novel, If I Had Your Face, tells the story of four young women struggling to succeed in cosmetically competitive Seoul, the plastic surgery capital of the world. Photo: Shutterstock
Frances Cha’s recent debut novel, If I Had Your Face, tells the story of four young women struggling to succeed in cosmetically competitive Seoul, the plastic surgery capital of the world. Photo: Shutterstock

Beauty and feminism in plastic surgery obsessed South Korea under the spotlight in If I Had Your Face

  • Set in contemporary Seoul, If I Had Your Face focuses on four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty
  • Author Frances Cha’s characters confront sexism and stereotyping in their own ways, putting a new face and look on an age-old literary theme

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Frances Cha’s recent debut novel, If I Had Your Face, tells the story of four young women struggling to succeed in cosmetically competitive Seoul, the plastic surgery capital of the world. Photo: Shutterstock Frances Cha’s recent debut novel, If I Had Your Face, tells the story of four young women struggling to succeed in cosmetically competitive Seoul, the plastic surgery capital of the world. Photo: Shutterstock
Frances Cha’s recent debut novel, If I Had Your Face, tells the story of four young women struggling to succeed in cosmetically competitive Seoul, the plastic surgery capital of the world. Photo: Shutterstock
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