The Cat's Table
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 *
Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka in 1943. In the 1950s he moved to England, and went to school in south London. In 1962 he emigrated to Canada, where he has lived ever since. His books include his memoir, Running in the Family, numerous collections of poetry, and five novels - including The English Patient which won the 1992 Booker Prize.