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Life Of Pi

by Yann Martel

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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 orangutan, a 450-pound 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.

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Awards and Recognition

Booker Prize (2002)

25 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List

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