Life of Pi
About this Item
Random House of Canada
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Life of Pi tells the story of Pi, who lives in Pondicherry, India, where his family -- mother, father and an older brother -- runs a zoo. When the family decides to immigrate to Canada, they board a cargo ship with their animals and bravely set sail for the New World. Alas, early one morning in rough seas, the ship sinks. A solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the surface of the wild blue Pacific. In it are five survivors: Pi, a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. Yann Martel has given us a book to delight in, to talk about and treasure. It possesses that greatest quality of good fiction: the power to transform. It will convince the most jaded among us -- and remind the rest -- that something grander is afoot in our lives than we may have realized.