Life Of Pi

Life Of Pi

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One boy, one boat, one tiger . . .

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 27mm | 230g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 1786894246
  • 9781786894243
  • 46,472

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A unique and original story, brilliantly told Guardian
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A unique and original story, brilliantly told * * Guardian * * Pi is bewitching, the tale both nihilistic and naive, philosophical and playful, deeply moving while always treading the line clear of schmalz * * Independent * * A terrific book . . . fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore -- Margaret Atwood * * Sunday Times * * Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy * * The Times * * 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 * * Full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality * * Daily Telegraph * * Ultimately uplifting * * Daily Mail * *
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About Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. After studying philosophy at university, he travelled and worked at odd jobs before turning to writing. In addition to the Man Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi, which has been translated into over fifty languages and has sold over thirteen million copies worldwide, he is the author of the novels Self, Beatrice and Virgil and The High Mountains of Portugal, the stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada, What is Stephen Harper Reading? He lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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