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El Viaje de Mina

El Viaje de Mina

by Michael Ondaatje

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/06/2012

 
El viaje de Mina (The Cat's Table) es el libro mas conmovedor de Ondaatje. Un viaje que el lector jamas olvidara. The Vancouver Sun A principios de los anos cincuenta, Michael, un chico de once anos a quien sus amigos apodan Mina, se embarca en un transatlantico que se dirige desde Colombo hacia Inglaterra. En el comedor lo sientan en la modesta mesa del gato, la mas alejada de la mesa del capitan, con un excentrico grupo de pasajeros y otros dos jovenes, Cassius y Ramadhin. De noche asisten, fascinados, a los paseos por cubierta de un preso encadenado cuyo delito los obsesionara para siempre, mientras que la hermosa y enigmatica Emily se convierte en la causa del despertar del deseo sexual. La narracion se desplaza a los anos de vida adulta de los protagonistas y pone de relieve la diferencia entre la magia de la ninez y la melancolia del conocimiento adquirido. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "Ondaatje's . . . most compelling novel to date . . . a journey the reader will never forget." --Vancouver Sun In the early 1950s an eleven-year-old boy known to his friends as Mina boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table" with a ragtag group of adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. At night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever, while the beautiful Emily awakens their first stirrings of desire. A spellbinding story about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and the melancholy of the knowledge acquired.
ISBN:
9786071120762
9786071120762
Category:
Adventure
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-06-2012
Language:
Spanish
Publisher:
Alfaguara
Country of origin:
Mexico
Pages:
279
Dimensions (mm):
239x150x18mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is the author of several novels, as well as a memoir, a nonfiction book on film, and several books of poetry.

Among his many Canadian and international recognitions, his novel The English Patient won the Man Booker Prize, and was adapted into a multi-award winning Oscar movie; and Anil’s Ghost won the Giller Prize, the Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and the Prix Médicis.

Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto.

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