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Life of Pi

Life of Pi (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Martel, Yann

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The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi... finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them the truth. After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true?
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ISBN 9780156027328
Publisher Mariner Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780156027328
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Mariner Books
Imprint Mariner Books
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 6 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Martel, Yann
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 272g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc, Psychological fiction, Adventure fiction, Orphans, Storytelling
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text Young adult