Life Of Pi
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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 | 432 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 28mm | 238g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Export
  • 1782119213
  • 9781782119210
  • 26,760

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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 * * 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 * * 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 * * Full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality * * Daily Telegraph * *
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About Yann Martel

Yann Martel is the author of a short story collection, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and of four novels, Self, Beatrice & Virgil, Life of Pi (for which he was awarded the 2002 Man Booker Prize), and his latest, The High Mountains of Portugal. Life of Pi was adapted for the silver screen by Ang Lee, garnering four Oscars. Martel also ran a guerilla book club with Stephen Harper, sending the former prime minister of Canada a book every two weeks for four years. The letters that accompanied the books were published as 101 Letters to a Prime Minister. Martel lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with the writer Alice Kuipers, and their four children.
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A unique and original story, brilliantly told Guardian
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1,082,432 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (385,953)
3 20% (219,689)
2 7% (74,578)
1 4% (39,854)
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