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El Viaje de Mina

El Viaje de Mina

by Michael Ondaatje
Paperback / softback
Publication Date: 28/03/2017
Por medio de cualquier explicaci n sobre la trama y los personajes resulta imposible transmitir la brillantez hipn tica de El viaje de Mina. Es absolutamente... bueno, Ondaatjesco. .-The Guardian

A principios de los a os cincuenta, Michael, un chico de once a os a quien sus amigos apodan Mina, se embarca en un transatl ntico que se dirige desde Colombo hacia Inglaterra.

En el comedor lo sientan en la modesta mesa del gato , la m s alejada de la mesa del capit n, con un exc ntrico grupo de pasajeros y otros dos j venes, Cassius y Ramadhin.

De noche asisten, fascinados, a los paseos por cubierta de un preso encadenado cuyo delito los obsesionar para siempre, mientras que la hermosa y enigm tica Emily se convierte en la causa del despertar del deseo sexual.

La narraci n se desplaza a los a os de vida adulta de los protagonistas y pone de relieve la diferencia entre la magia de la ni ez y la melancol a del conocimiento adquirido.

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.

Contemporary fiction
Paperback / softback
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Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
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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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