Michael Ondaatje Talks about The Cat’s Table
Monday, October 03, 2011
Michael Ondaatje talks about his new novel, The Cat’s Table. Set in the early 1950s, it tells the story of an 11-year-old boy from Colombo on a ship bound for England who meets a ragtag group of adults and two other boys at the “cat’s table” in the ship’s dining room. It’s a tale about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins with a spectacular sea voyage.