Life of Pi
Life of Pi was copyrighted in 2001 by Yann Martel and published in Canada by Random House of Canada.
Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel written by Canadian author Yann Martel and published in 2001. Life of Pi's back cover synopsis reads as follows:
"Pi Patel, a God-loving boy and the son of a zookeeper, has a fervent love of stories and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. 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 and the tiger find their way to land? Can Pit's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they do?"
Life of Pi won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in the UK in 2002, was chosen for CBC Radio's Canada Reads 2003, won the South African Boeke Prize in 2003, and won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in 2004. In 2012 a film based on the novel was released.
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