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Life Of Pi By Yann Martel

Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

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Summary

Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for fiction

Life Of Pi Summary

Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific.The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi - a 16-year-old Indian boy.The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction of recent years. Yann Martel's Life of Pi is a transformative novel, a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound readers in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will, as one character puts it, make you believe in God.

Life Of Pi Reviews

Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstasy * * The Times * *
A terrific book . . . fresh, original, smart, devious, and crammed with absorbing lore -- Margaret Atwood * * Sunday Times * *
A unique and original story, brilliantly told * * Guardian * *
Full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality * * Daily Telegraph * *
Ultimately uplifting * * Daily Mail * *
Extraordinary...Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life * * New York Times Book Review * *
Martel's engaging characterization and vivid description enliven and enrich this dreamy, fantastic tale * * The Times * *
Its appeal has endured, with a worldwide 'readalong' of the book next month and a moniker as a 'modern classic' to boot. The moniker, in this instance, is utterly deserved . . . Pi is bewitching, the tale both nihilistic and naive, philosophical and playful, deeply moving while always treading the line clear of schmalz -- Arifa Akbar * * Independent * *
Martel has a warm way of engaging with the reader -- Robert Burdock * * RobAroundBooks.com * *

About Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain but currently lives in Montreal. He is the hugely acclaimed author of Self, a novel, and of the story collection The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. Yann's delight of a novel, Life of Pi, is his third book and was the winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. It was also shortlisted for the Governor General Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2002.

Additional information

GOR000298123
9781841953922
184195392X
Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2003-05-17
348
Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2002 (UK) Short-listed for Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2013 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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