"Powerful and provocative . . . a novel about female strength, spirit, resilience--and the solace that friendship can sometimes provide."-- The Washington Post
Kyuri is an achingly beautiful woman with a hard-won job at a Seoul "room salon," an exclusive underground bar where she entertains businessmen while they drink. Though she prides herself on her cold, clear-eyed approach to life, an impulsive mistake threatens her livelihood.
Together, their stories tell a gripping tale at once unfamiliar and unmistakably universal, in which their tentative friendships may turn out to be the thing that ultimately saves them.
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 program, she has written for The Atlantic, The Believer, and the Yonhap News Agency, among others, and has lectured at Columbia University, Ewha Womans University, Seoul National University, and Yonsei University. She lives in Brooklyn.
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 13, 2021)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 304 pages
- ISBN-10: 0593129482
- ISBN-13: 9780593129487
- Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.14 x 0.63 x 7.9 inches