The Cat's Table (Vintage International)

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$10.97
UPC:
9780307744418
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Vintage; Reprint edition (June 12, 2012)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
288
Shipping Weight:
11.2 ounces
Language:
English
Series:
Vintage International
Product Dimensions:
5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
ISBN-10:
0307744418
ISBN-13:
978-0307744418
Author:
Michael Ondaatje

Product 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 cats tableas far from the Captains Table as can bewith 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 Cats Tableis 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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