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Life Of Pi

by Yann Martel

Harvest/HBJ Book | May 31, 2004 | Trade Paperback |

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The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 401 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: May 31, 2004

Publisher: Harvest/HBJ Book

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0156030209

ISBN - 13: 9780156030205

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Life Of Pi

Life Of Pi

by Yann Martel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 401 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: May 31, 2004

Publisher: Harvest/HBJ Book

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0156030209

ISBN - 13: 9780156030205

About the Book

This lavishly produced edition features 40 of Tomislav Torjanacs beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel to splendid, eye-popping life. First published in 2002, the original work became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction.Harcourt Trade Publishers

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The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true?

About the Author

Yann Martel, the child of diplomats, grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska, and Canada and as an adult has spent time in Iran, Turkey, and India. After studying philosophy at Trent University, he worked at odd jobs until he began making a living as a writer at the age of twenty-seven. He lives in Montreal.
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