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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.
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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.
A unique and original story, brillantly told - The Guardian
Martel's yarn is an unfailingly enjoyable blend of magical realism and Robinson Crusoe - The Independent on Sunday
A hilarious novel, full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality. The Daily Telegraph A terrific book ... fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore. Margaret Atwood, The Sunday Times
Yann Martel is a vivid and entrancing storyteller - The Sunday Telegraph
Here is a writer with a talent as fabulous as the tale that he - and his Pi - have to tell - The Spectator
|Publication date:||5th July 2010|
|Publisher:||Walker Canongate an imprint of Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
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. Author photo © Macarena YanezMore About Yann Martell