Life of Pi


Pi lives in Pondicherry, India, where his father owns the city’s zoo. The family decides to immigrate to Canada, but tragedy strikes at sea. In the lifeboat are five survivors: Pi, a hyena, a zebra, a female orang-utan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger.

ISBN: 9781841953922 Author: Martel, Yann Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Publication Date: 3rd May 2005 Imprint: Canongate Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:22) Pages: 319 Edition: Reissue Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific.The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi – a 16-year-old Indian boy.The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction of recent years.

Yann Martel’s Life of Pi is a transformative novel, a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound readers in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will, as one character puts it, make you believe in God.

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