By Janet Maslin / The Bulletin
October 9, 2011
“The Cat’s Table” By Michael Ondaatje (Knopf, 269 pgs., $26)
“The Cat’s Table” is about an 11-year-old boy, “green as he could be about the world,” who takes an indelible sea voyage in the early 1950s. The boy’s name is Michael, as is the author’s, and both sailed to England from Sri Lanka; but....