Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 368 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.8 in
Published: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307363058
ISBN - 13: 9780307363053
From the Publisher
Life of Pi is at once the story of a young castaway who
faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on
religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound.
Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven
a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means
to be alive, and to believe.
About the Author
The award-winning author of six books, including the international
bestseller Beatrice & Virgil, YANN MARTEL was born in
Spain in 1963. He studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at
odd jobs--tree planter, dishwasher, security guard--and travelled
widely before turning to writing. He was awarded the Journey Prize
for the title story in The Facts Behind the Helsinki
Roccamatios. His most recent book is 101 Letters to a
Prime Minister: The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper. Yann
Martel lives in Saskatoon with the writer Alice Kuipers and their
"A story so magical, so playful, so harrowing and astonishing that
it will make you believe imagination might be the first step [to
believing in God].... Every page offers something of tension,
humanity, surprise or even ecstasy."
"Pi is Martel''s triumph. He is understated and ironic, utterly
believable and pure.... The whole fantastic voyage carries hints of
The Old Man and the Sea and the magic realism of Amado and
Marquez and the absurdity of Beckett."
-The Globe and Mail
"Martel has created a funny, wise and highly original look at what
it means to be human."
"A tale of disaster at sea coupled with miraculous survival--a
boys'' adventure for grown-ups."
-Margaret Atwood, The Sunday Times
"An impassioned defense of zoos, a death-defying trans-Pacific sea
adventure à la Kon-Tiki, and a hilarious shaggy-dog story.... This
audacious novel manages to be all of these."
-The New Yorker