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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date June 12, 2012
Pages 269
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307744418
ISBN-10 0307744418
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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 ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: they are first exposed to the magical worlds of jazz, women, and literature by their eccentric fellow travelers, and together they spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. By turns poignant and electrifying, The Cat’s Table is a spellbinding story about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood, and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780307700117
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 4, 2011)
9780307700117 | details & prices | 265 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $26.00
About: In the early 1950s, an 11-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780099554431 Book cover for 9780307744418 Book cover for 9780307950444
 
from Gardners Books (July 5, 2012)
9780099554431 | details & prices | 366 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $10.15
About: THIS IS BRAND NEW BOOK.
Int edition from Random House (July 5, 2012)
9780307950444 | details & prices | 269 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.32 lbs | List price $7.99
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (June 12, 2012)
9780307744418 | details & prices | 269 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $15.95
About: In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780307943712
 
Unabridged edition from Random House (October 4, 2011)
9780307943712 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $35.00
About: In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England.
Library
Book cover for 9781611732245
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (November 1, 2011)
9781611732245 | details & prices | 311 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.08 lbs | List price $35.95
About: In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a ship bound for England and at mealtimes is seated at the "cat's table" with a ragtag group of insignificant adults and two other boys.

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