Life of Pi

Life of Pi

Yann Martel

Published by Canongate



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The story of Pi (short for Piscine), an unusual boy brought up on a zoo in India. Pi’s father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America. The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orang-utan, a zebra with a broken leg and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.

Author Biography

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. He is also the author of, Self (1996), and a short story collection. After studying philosophy at University, he worked at various odd jobs before making a living as a writer from the age of twenty-seven The child of diplomats, he spent his childhood in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska and Canada and as an adult has lived in Iran, Turkey and India. He lives in Montreal. His novel, Life of Pi, won The Man Booker Prize in 2002.

The Man Booker Prize Fiction at its finest