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The Cat's Table

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England - a 'castle that was to cross the sea'. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly 'Cat's Table' with an eccentric group of grown-ups 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 become involved in the worlds and stories of the adults around them, tumbling from one adventure and delicious discovery to another, 'bursting all over the place like freed mercury'. And at night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner - his crime and fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever.
As the narrative moves from the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story about the difference between the magical openness of childhood and the burdens of earned understanding - about a life-long journey that began unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage, when all on board were 'free of the realities of the earth'.
With the ocean liner a brilliant microcosm for the floating dream of childhood, The Cat's Table is a vivid, poignant and thrilling book, full of Ondaatje's trademark set-pieces and breathtaking images: a story told with a child's sense of wonder by a novelist at the very height of his powers.
Rezension
" The Cat's Table is surely a success... because every page exhibits traces of Ondaatje's poetical cast of mind - his feeling for beauty, his sense of strangeness, and his ability to create a distinctive and pervasive emotional atmosphere" Leo Robson New Statesman
Portrait
Michael Ondaatje wurde 1943 in Sri Lanka geboren, ist holländisch-tamilisch-singhalesischer Abstammung und lebt heute in Kanada. Seit 1971 unterrichtet er am Glendon College der York University (Toronto) Gegenwartsliteratur. Seine Bücher wurden mehrfach mit dem höchsten Kanadischen Literaturpreis ausgezeichnet, und für seinen Roman "Der englische Patient" erhielt er 1992 den Booker-Preis.
Zitat
"The Cat's Table is surely a success... because every page exhibits traces of Ondaatje's poetical cast of mind - his feeling for beauty, his sense of strangeness, and his ability to create a distinctive and pervasive emotional atmosphere" -- Leo Robson New Statesman "One of the most admirable and enthralling literary novels of the year" -- Harry Ritchie Daily Mail "An interesting variation on the rite-of-passage genre" -- Antony Cummins Metro "Superbly poised between the magic of innocence and the melancholy of experience" Economist "Woven through all of this are the memories of a vanished past; a mental and physical innocence in a once carefree place that no longer exists in Sri Lanka's complicated and brutal metamorphosis. The Ondaatjes themselves come from an old Burgher family and have always been outsiders to the main struggle between Singhalese and Tamils. As a result, in The Cat's Table, we are shown a place of luminous magic and make-believe... beautifully crafted" -- Roma Tearne Independent
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 01.07.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-955443-1
Reihe Vintage Books
Verlag Random House UK
Maße (L/B/H) 179/113/30 mm
Gewicht 209
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