Willy lost his mother one year ago. He was the one who found her dead by the bottom of the stairs to the basement. He misses her intensely. He’s still not the boy his father wanted him to be. Father wanted Willy to become just as dedicated a clothing director as he is. Therefore, he drives Willy to an exclusive boarding school in Switzerland. That’s where he will become strong and independent, that’s where he will become a man. Willy soon discovers that the school is not his style. Finally, back home in his small town, his days become a fight to please father, to please his surroundings, to find his place in school, to find friends, to find himself, to survive.
Suit and Tie is a strong and captivating story about loneliness, longing, and identity. It’s a standalone follow-up to Knife and Fork (2002) which excited both critics and readers, also in Denmark, and was considered by many to be the author’s breakout novel.
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