Life of Pi

Life of Pi : A Novel

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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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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 220g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • EdinburghUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 184195392X
  • 9781841953922
  • 3,005

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'Extraordinary...Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life.' New York Times Book Review

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About Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain but currently lives in Montreal. He is the hugely acclaimed author of Self, a novel, and of the story collection The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. Yann's delight of a novel, Life of Pi, is his third book and was the winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. It was also shortlisted for the Governor General Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2002.

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