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The Cat's Table

The Cat's Table

by Michael Ondaatje

Hardback Publication Date: 01/05/2012

  $63.79
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England - 'a castle that was to cross the sea'. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly 'Cat's Table' with an eccentric group of grown-ups and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean, the boys become involved in the worlds and stories of the adults around them, tumbling from one adventure and delicious discovery to another, 'bursting all over the place like freed mercury'. And at night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner - his crime and fate a galvanising mystery that will haunt them forever...
ISBN:
9781444810905
9781444810905
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-05-2012
Publisher:
F A Thorpe (Publishers)
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
312
Dimensions (mm):
235x150x4mm
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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