The Resource The cat's table, Michael Ondaatje

The cat's table, Michael Ondaatje

Label
The cat's table
Title
The cat's table
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ondaatje
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator's elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself "with a distant eye" for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat's Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story--by turns poignant and electrifying--about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ondaatje, Michael
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.O5
LC item number
C38 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ocean travel
  • Ocean travel
Label
The cat's table, Michael Ondaatje
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
269 p.
Isbn
9780307700117
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011020820
Other control number
40019806449
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)697261660
  • (OCoLC)ocn697261660
Label
The cat's table, Michael Ondaatje
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
269 p.
Isbn
9780307700117
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011020820
Other control number
40019806449
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)697261660
  • (OCoLC)ocn697261660

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