Life of Pi: A Novel

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Canongate, 2003 - Fiction - 319 pages
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Pi Patel, a god-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper. When Pi is sixteen, his family and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, Alas, the ship sinks, and Pi finds himself in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi. Can Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach land?

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I saw the film of this a few years ago ( I know, the dreadful crime of watching a film before reading the book) and I decided it was really weird. However, the book was so much better! Although it was ... Read full review

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In the fantasy adventure book by Yann Martel the protagonist is Pi Patel. Pi Patel was very religious as a young kid. He chose to practice three religions at the same time. The three religions were ... Read full review

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Yann Martel was born in Salamanca, Spain on June 25, 1963. After studying philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, he worked at odd jobs and travelled widely before turning to writing. His works include Seven Stories, What Is Stephen Harper Reading?, and Beatrice and Virgil. He was awarded the Journey Prize for the title story in The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. His second novel, Life of Pi, won numerous awards including the 2002 Man Booker.

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