Life of Pi

Life of Pi

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By (author) Yann Martel

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  • Publisher: Walker Canongate
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 27mm | 285g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1406330264
  • ISBN 13: 9781406330267
  • Sales rank: 13,466

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After the tragic 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 zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.

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Author information

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963, of Canadian parents. Life of Pi, his second novel, was published to international acclaim in over forty countries and won the 2002 Booker Prize. He has also written a number of short story collections, including The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.

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"This enormously loveable novel is suffused with wonder." The Guardian "Martel's yarn is an unfailingly enjoyable blend of magical realism and Robinson Crusoe." The Independent on Sunday "A hilarious novel, full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality." The Daily Telegraph "A terrific book ... fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore." Margaret Atwood, The Sunday Times