The Cat's Table

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The Cat's Table

by Michael Ondaatje

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Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10: 0307943712

ISBN - 13: 9780307943712

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From the Publisher

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.


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The Cat

The Cat's Table

by Michael [Reader] Michael; Ondaatje Ondaatje

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Publisher: Random House Audio

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Audio Book, Withdrawn and Cancelled library copy with usual markings, play side clean and shiney Shipped with delivery confirmation.

$8.02

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The Cat's Table

by Michael Ondaatje

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Publisher: Random House Audio

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

$14.36

The Cat

The Cat's Table

by Michael Ondaatje

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Format: Audio CD

Publisher: Random House Audio

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6 AUDIO CDs withdrawn from the library collection. We will polish each individual Audio CD for better quality of sound. Some library notation to the set. Enjoy this worthwhile AUDIO CD performance.

$15.26

The Cat

The Cat's Table

by Michael Ondaatje

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

$15.74

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The Cat's Table

by Michael Ondaatje

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6 CDs.

$45.68

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