The Cat's Table
The story of three boys on a journey from Columbo to England and from childhood to the world of adulthood. The boys are seated at the ‘cat’s table’ with a wonderful selection of adult characters. Their stories and development make for an enthralling read. ->SARAH
From the acclaimed author of The English Patient and In the Skin of a Lion: a stunningly beautiful and moving new novel about a boy's life-changing journey from Ceylon to England in the 1950s.
"One of the most admirable and enthralling literary novels of the year" * Daily Mail * "Extraordinary" * Guardian * "Superbly poised between the magic of innocence and the melancholy of experience" * The Economist * "Michael Ondaatje's impressive new novel, containing dreams and fantasy between a ship's flanks...is, in the most etymological way, a wonderful novel: one full of wonders" -- Philip Hensher * Daily Telegraph * "Atmospheric, elegiac and at times, like Ondaatje's most famous novel, The English Patient, unbearably poignant" -- Sebastian Shakespeare * Tatler *