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The Cat's Table
by Michael Ondaatje


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In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the cat s table as far from the Captain s Table as can be with a ragtag group of insignificant adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the cat s table as far from the Captain s Table as can be with a ragtag group of insignificant adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: they are first exposed to the magical worlds of jazz, women, and literature by their eccentric fellow travelers, and together they spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. By turns poignant and electrifying, The Cat s Table is a spellbinding story about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood, and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780307744418
  • ISBN-10: 0307744418
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 269
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.21 x 0.84 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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