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El viaje de Mina / The Cat's Table
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Alfaguara
Publication date November 30, 2012
Pages 279
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9786071120762
ISBN-10 6071120764
Dimensions 0.77 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.76 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
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El viaje de Mina (The Cat’s Table) es el libro más conmovedor de Ondaatje. Un viaje que el lector jamás olvidará.» The Vancouver Sun A principios de los años cincuenta, Michael, un chico de once años a quien sus amigos apodan Mina, se embarca en un transatlántico que se dirige desde Colombo hacia Inglaterra. En el comedor lo sientan en la modesta «mesa del gato», la más alejada de la mesa del capitán, con un excéntrico grupo de pasajeros y otros dos jóvenes, Cassius y Ramadhin. De noche asisten, fascinados, a los paseos por cubierta de un preso encadenado cuyo delito los obsesionará para siempre, mientras que la hermosa y enigmática Emily se convierte en la causa del despertar del deseo sexual. La narración se desplaza a los años de vida adulta de los protagonistas y pone de relieve la diferencia entre la magia de la niñez y la melancolía del conocimiento adquirido. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION “Ondaatje’s . . . most compelling novel to date . . . a journey the reader will never forget.” —Vancouver Sun In the early 1950s an eleven-year-old boy known to his friends as Mina boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table” with a ragtag group of adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. At night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever, while the beautiful Emily awakens their first stirrings of desire. A spellbinding story about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and the melancholy of the knowledge acquired.


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With Jose Luis Lopez Munoz (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Alfaguara (November 30, 2012)
9786071120762 | details & prices | 279 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.77 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $19.99
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