About The Book
Pi Patel, the son of a zookeeper, lives in his hometown inPondicherry, India. Due to political conflicts, at the age of sixteen, hisfamily moves from India to North America in a Japanese cargo ship witha crew and zoo animals. The storm occurs and the ship sinks.
Next morning Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, an injuredzebra, an orangutan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger named RichardParker. Hyena kills the Zebra and the orangutan and as it goes after Pi,Richard Parker, hidden from the sight of all under the canvas sheet showsup and attacks the hyena, leaving Pi and Richard Parker alone at the sea.
How they survive on the lifeboat for several days in the deep PacificOcean is all that makes up rest of the novel. The Life of Pi is anextraordinary story of the journey of two different species.
Filled with nail-biting adventure and emotions, Life of Pi changes theview you look at the world. The book was published by RHC in 2002 andis available in paperback.
Key Features :
- The novel has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.
- The novel won the 2003 Boeke Prize, a South African novel awardand many other awards.
- A 2012 adaptation directed by Ang Lee was given a wide release inthe United States on 21 November 2012.
- At the 85th Academy Awards it won four awards from elevennominations, including Best Director.
About The Author
No. 1 international bestseller and winner of the 2002 Man Booker(among many other prizes) for Life of Pi. Yann Martel spent more than ayear on the Bestseller Lists of the New York Times. He was born in Spainin 1963, Martel’s work first appeared in print in 1988 in The MalahatReview. Before turning to a writer, Martel worked as parking lotattendant, dishwasher and security guard at different places. Currently,he lives in Saskatoon, Canada, with writer Alice Kuiper and their fourchildren.