An award winning little gem Translated from the Italian by the author of THE NAMESAKE.

Spoiler…read after Thanksgiving to avoid parent child husband wife angst.

A very powerful story of a young family in Naples that then relocates to Rome as life happens and the children grow and the father breaks his marital vows and starts a ball rolling.The family falls apart and slowly lives rebuild. A lot happens.

As to the title, it really refers to laces, shoelaces, and pivots around how the father and son tie theirs in an usual way. A dysfunctional family, but an emotional story.