If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
Kyuri is a 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 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 a precarious relationship with the super-wealthy heir to one of Korea’s biggest companies. Down the hall in their apartment building… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Parental abandonment
- Body dysmorphia
- Suicide & suicidal ideation
- Surgery recounted & discussed
- Murder of sex workers discussed
- Physical assault, on- & off-page
*Context : Miho’s boyfriend is engaged to another woman and cheats on her with a sex worker.