Life Of Pi

by Yann Martel

Life of Pi

Paperback, 326 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $15.95 | purchase


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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.


Awards and Recognition

Booker Prize (2002)

25 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List

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