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The Cat’s Table

September 19 @ 8:00 pm

FREE
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Join Katonah Village Library’s Book Discussion! All are welcome!

This month’s book selection is The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. 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.


Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.katonahlibrary.org/event/book-discussion-group-8/

Organizer

Katonah Village Library
Phone:
914-232-3508
Email:
katref@wlsmail.org
Website:
http://www.katonahlibrary.org

Venue

Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Phone:
914-232-3508
Website:
http://www.katonahlibrary.org/