Life of Pi

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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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