Michael Ondaatje - The Cat's Table @ Sixth & I Synagogue

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

On Wednesday, November 16, Politics & Prose will host Michael Ondaatje at Sixth & I Synagogue for the release of his newest book The Cat's Table.

Two free tickets will be provided with each purchase of the book ($26) at the event. Additional tickets are $15.  If you pre-purchased and do not attend the event, your signed book will be taken back to Politics & Prose for post-event pickup or shipping. We will not have signed copies available until after the event.

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 group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys. 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. 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.

As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy’s adult years, The Cat’s Table becomes a spellbinding story about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage.

Ondaatje is the author of The English Patient which won the Booker Prize and was an Academy Award-winning film.

Sixth & I Synagogue
600 I Street NW
20001 Washington
Fiction & Poetry
The Cat's Table By Michael Ondaatje Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307700117
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 4th, 2011

Not Signed or Personalized