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The Cat's Table - Vintage International

First Vintage International edition

Paperback (12 Jun 2012) | English

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780307744418
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: First Vintage International edition
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 306g
Height: 133mm
Width: 203mm
Spine width: 27mm