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The Cat's Table by Michae Ondaatje.. A boy, a sea journey: Not unlike a journey Ondaatje himself voyaged upon as a child, but beautiful in its meditation on memory and time. English Patient author brings another one home.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"“The Cat’s Table” is about an 11-year-old boy, “green as he could be about the world,” who takes an indelible sea voyage in the early 1950s. The boy’s name is Michael, as is the author’s, and both sailed to England from Sri Lanka; but this lovely, shimmering book of Michael Ondaatje’s is no memoir. It is a tender meditation on how a child can be “smuggled away accidentally, with no knowledge of the act, into the future.”."

The New York Times

"No one who has read a novel or poem by Ondaatje can easily forget its powerful imagery."

The Financial Times

Author bio: Philip Michael Ondaatje ( /ɒnˈdɑːtʃiː/; born September 12, 1943), OC, is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet of Burgher origin. He is perhaps best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient, which was adapted into an Academy-Award-winning film. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (269 pp. Panoptic: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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