Fiction: Baile en el aire

Created On Wednesday, 08 March 2017 19:49 By editor

Author: Nora Roberts
- Fiction
- Debolsillo
- ISBN: 9788466337205
- Release Date: 03-28-2017

Synopsis

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.

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.

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