Life of Pi
ISBN: 0156027321
EAN13: 9780156027328
Language: English
Publication Date: May 1, 2003
Pages: 326
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 7.80" L x 5.20" W
Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
This brilliant novel combines the delight of Kipling's Just So Stories with the metaphysical adventure of Jonah and the Whale, as Pi, the son of a zookeeper, is marooned aboard a lifeboat with four wild animals. His knowledge and cunning allow him to coexist for 227 days with Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION COPIES SOLD New York Times Bestseller * Los Angeles Times Bestseller * Washington Post Bestseller * San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller * Chicago Tribune Bestseller A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction. Los Angeles Times Book Review After the 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 wounded zebra, an orangutan and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years. Universally acclaimed upon publication, Life of Pi is a modern classic. Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. Life of Pi was translated into forty-five languages, won the 2002 Man Booker Prize, and spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He is also the author of the novels Beatrice and Virgil and Self , the collection of stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios , and a collection of letters to the prime minister of Canada, What Is Stephen Harper Reading? . He lives in Saskatchewan, Canada. Look for the Reader s Guide at www.marinerreadersguides.com