Publisher:Crane Library, 2015
- Author: Lee, J. J.Date:Issued2012Summary:
For years, journalist and amateur tailor JJ Lee tried to ignore the navy suit that hung at the back of his closet — his late father's last suit. When he decides to finally make the suit his own, little does he know he is about to embark on a journey into his own past.
As JJ moves across the surface of the suit, he reveals the heartbreaking tale of his father, a charismatic but luckless restaurateur whose demons brought tumult upon his family. He also recounts the year he spent as an apprentice tailor at Modernize Tailors, the last of Vancouver's legendary Chinatown tailors, where he learns invaluable lessons about life from his octogenarian master tailor. Woven throughout these two personal strands are entertaining stories from the social history of the man's suit, the surprising battleground where the war between generations has long been fought.Subject(s): Biography | British Columbia | Fathers and sons | History | Journalists | Lee, J. J. | Social aspects | Suits (Clothing) | Tailors | VancouverOriginal Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2012Language(s): EnglishCollection(s)/Series: Canada Reads 2018