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Life of Pi

by Yann Martel

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.

‘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

#46 in ABC My Favourite Book 

About Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs and travelled before turning to writing. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, as well as the novel Self, the stories The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection of letters to the Prime Minister of Canada What is Stephen Harper Reading?. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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