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Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Martel, Yann, author

Pi lives in Pondicherry, India, where his father owns the city's zoo. The family decides to emigrate to Canada, but tragedy strikes at sea. In the lifeboat are five survivors: Pi, a hyena, a zebra, a female orang-utan & a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger

Book. English. General.
All formats and editions (9)
Published Edinburgh: Canongate, 2012
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Yann Martel
ISBN: 0857865536, 9780857865533
Note: Film tie-in.
Note: Originally published: Toronto: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
Physical Description: xiv, 319 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Shipwreck victims India Fiction.

Author note

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. After studying philosophy at university, he travelled and worked at odds jobs before turning to writing. In addition to Life of Pi, he is the author of the novels Self and Beatrice and Virgil, the stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada, What is Stephen Harper Reading? Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Reviews

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
Sunday Times||A unique and original story, brilliantly told
Guardian||Full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality
Daily Telegraph||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||Its appeal has endured, with a worldwide 'readalong' of the book next month and a moniker as a 'modern classic' to boot. The moniker, in this instance, is utterly deserved . . . Pi is bewitching, the tale both nihilistic and naïve, philosophical and playful, deeply moving while always treading the line clear of schmalz
Independent||Martel has a warm way of engaging with the reader
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