LIFE OF PI

Yann Martel

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.

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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.

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  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Paperback
  • October 2012
  • 336 Pages
  • 9780547848419

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About Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs—tree-planter, dishwasher, security guard—and traveled widely before turning to writing at the age of twenty-six. He is the author of a collection of short stories; three novels, including the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize–winning novel Life of Pi, which spent fifty-seven weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and Beatrice and Virgil; and a collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada, What is Stephen Harper Reading? Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Praise

“A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction.”Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life.”The New York Times Book Review

“A gripping adventure story . . . Laced with wit, spiced with terror, it’s a book by an extraordinary talent.&rdquoSan Jose Mercury News

“A terrific book . . . Fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore.”Margaret Atwood

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