Reviews

  • Absolutely stunning . . . Assured, bold, and electrifying, If I Had Your Face marks the entrance of a bright new voice in fiction

    Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of DAISY JONES & THE SIX
  • Wonderful... unsettling and deeply affecting - 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

    Rosie Price, author of WHAT RED WAS
  • Each voice in this quartet cuts through the pages so cleanly and clearly that the overall effect is one of dangerously glittering harmony. 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.

    Helen Oyeyemi, award-winning author of GINGERBREAD
  • Troubling, kaleidoscopic, and hugely enjoyable

    Nell Zink, author of THE WALLCREEPER, NICOTINE and MISLAID
  • Make way for Frances Cha, an entrancing new voice who guides us into the complexities and contradictions of modern-day Seoul... I devoured it in a single sitting, and so will you.

    Janice Lee, NYT Bestselling Author of THE PIANO TEACHER
  • 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. I loved reading about a world I knew nothing about, and from the first page, it was clear Cha was the best possible guide. I highly recommend this novel.

    Ann Napolitano, author of DEAR EDWARD
  • An intimate, panoramic debut... An enthralling read from the very first page.

    Ed Park, Author of PERSONAL DAYS and Hemingway Foundation / PEN Award Finalist
  • I loved this book. It offers a fascinating window on a place and culture I knew little about, and yet from the first page it was intensely relatable - I recognised these women like friends, colleagues or sisters. Invigorating in its honesty and near-filmic in its descriptive power, If I Had Your Face is brilliantly-drawn tableau of the universalities of womanhood, the pressures we grapple with, and the way female bonds can carry us through.

    Lauren Bravo, author of WHAT WOULD THE SPICE GIRLS DO?
  • Compelling, understated, casually brutal, and very cynical. I love it.

    Hanna Jameson, bestselling author of 'The Last'
  • Cha's striking first novel follows four young women in Seoul, South Korea trapped in a sphere of impossible beauty standards

    Oprah Magazine, Most Anticipated Books of 2020