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    DescriptionSince it won the 2002 Booker Prize, this title tells a tale of disaster at sea. It is both a boys' own adventure (for grown-ups) and a meditation on faith and the value of religious metaphor, it is one of the most extraordinary and original novels of recent times. In a new format, with a step-back cover, and with a new reading group guide, this is the ultimate edition of the book that is a perennial reading group favourite, and was recently featured in the Waterstone's list of the top 20 books of all time in the "Daily Telegraph".


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    Title
    Life of Pi
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yann Martel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841954257
    ISBN 10: 184195425X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    Libri: ENGM1010
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: KANA1510
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000, A25865000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
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    Publisher
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    30 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    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 collections of short stories, including The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, also published by Canongate. He is currently working on his next novel.
    Review quote
    * Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy The Times * A terrific book ... fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore -- Margaret Atwood Sunday Times * A unique and original story, brilliantly told Guardian * Full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality Daily Telegraph * Ultimately uplifting Daily Mail * 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 * Martel's engaging characterization and vivid description enliven and enrich this dreamy, fantastic tale The Times * Its appeal has endured, with a worldwide 'readalong' of the book next month and a moniker as a 'modern classic' to boot. The moniker, in this instance, is utterly deserved ... Pi is bewitching, the tale both nihilistic and naive, philosophical and playful, deeply moving while always treading the line clear of schmalz -- Arifa Akbar Independent * Martel has a warm way of engaging with the reader -- Robert Burdock RobAroundBooks.com