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Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963, of Canadian parents. Life of Pi, his second novel, was published to international acclaim in over forty countries and won the 2002 Booker Prize. He has also written a number of short story collections, including The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.
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Pi’s family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals which includes a tiger. The book starts slowly but this stunning, unique work is worth persevering with. It’s brutal, hopeful, humorous, philosophical and yet strangely believable. A tale that will remain with you for a very long time and deserves another read. This is the Young Adult version of the title. Click here for the original paperback.