The Cat's Table
In the early 1950s, eleven-year-old Michael boards a huge liner in Colombo bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the lowly 'cat's table' - as far from the Captain's Table as can be - with a ragtag group of adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean the boys tumble from one adventure to another, and at night they spy on a shackled prisoner - his crime and fate a mystery that will haunt them forever ...
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Review: The Cat's TableUser Review - Rhiannon Ryder - Goodreads
Many moons ago, back in a immigrant lit course, I was introduced to the wonder of Michael Ondaatje's beautiful writing. The English Patient was a transcendent experience for me, and then later I read ... Read full review
Review: The Cat's TableUser Review - Nancy - Goodreads
The Cat's Table is told through the eyes of Michael, one of three pre-pubescent boys traveling unchaperoned from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to England sometime during the 1950s. The three become fast pals ... Read full review