|Title||Life Of Pi|
|Author||by Yann Martel|
|Publication Date||9 May 2002|
|Number of Pages||352|
|Edition||Main - New cover reissue|
|NBS Text||General & Literary Fiction|
Adventure / Thriller
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Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2002 (UK) -- Short-listed for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013 (UK)
A terrific book . . . fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore
Yann Martel is the author of a short story collection, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and of four novels, Self, Beatrice & Virgil, Life of Pi (for which he was awarded the 2002 Man Booker Prize), and his latest, The High Mountains of Portugal. Life of Pi was adapted for the silver screen by Ang Lee, garnering four Oscars. Martel also ran a guerilla book club with Stephen Harper, sending the former prime minister of Canada a book every two weeks for four years. The letters that accompanied the books were published as 101 Letters to a Prime Minister. Martel lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with the writer Alice Kuipers, and their four children.
One boy, one boat, one tiger . . .
After the tragic 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 zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan -- and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.