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    DescriptionMORE THAN SEVEN MILLION COPIES SOLD"New York Times" Bestseller * "Los Angeles Times" Bestseller * "Washington Post" Bestseller * "San Francisco Chronicle" Bestseller * "Chicago Tribune" Bestseller"A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review "After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan--and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years. Universally acclaimed upon publication, "Life of Pi" is a modern classic.


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    Title
    Life of Pi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yann Martel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 319
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547848419
    ISBN 10: 0547848412
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC21: 813.54
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    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC021000
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T General Subject: 530
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
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    B&T Approval Code: A25865000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC019000
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    LC classification: PR9199.3.M3855 L54 2012
    Thema V1.0: FB, FJ
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Media Tie In, Reprint
    Publisher
    Cengage Learning, Inc
    Imprint name
    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
    Publication date
    02 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. "Life of Pi" won the 2002 Man Booker Prize and has been translated into more than forty languages. A #1 "New York Times" bestseller, it spent eighty-seven weeks on the list and was adapted to the screen by Ang Lee. He is also the author of the novels "Beatrice and Virgil" and "Self," the collection of stories "The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios," and a collection of letters to the prime minister of Canada, "101 Letters to a Prime Minister." He lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.
    Review quote
    PRAISE FOR LIFE OF PI: ""Life of Pi" could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life."--"The New York Times Book Review""A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review""A gripping adventure story . . . Laced with wit, spiced with terror, it's a book by an extraordinary talent."--"San Jose Mercury News""A terrific book . . . Fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore."--Margaret Atwood"An impassioned defense of zoos, a death-defying trans-Pacific sea adventure a la Kon-Tiki, and a hilarious shaggy-dog story . . . This audacious novel manages to be all of these."--"The New Yorker""Readers familiar with Margaret Atwood, Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje and Carol Shields should learn to make room on the map of contemporary Canadian fiction for the formidable Yann Martel."--"Chicago Tribune"
    Back cover copy
    NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK of 2002 Pi Patel, a God-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper, has a fervent love of stories and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship. Alas, the ship sinks -- and Pi finds himself in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi. Can Pi and the tiger find their way to land? Can Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they do? "An impassioned defense of zoos, a death-defying trans-Pacific sea adventure a la Kon-Tiki, and hilarious . . .: This audacious novel manages to be all of these." -- "The New Yorker" "Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life." -- "The New York Times Book Review" "Life of Pi is a real adventure: brutal, tender, expressive, dramatic, and disarmingly funny. . . . It's difficult to stop reading when the pages run out." -- "San Francisco Chronicle" Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico and Canada, and has traveled extensively on his own. After studying philosophy at university, he worked variously as a dishwasher, tree planter and security guard. Then he began to write. When he's not living somewhere else, he lives in Montreal.