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The Life Of Pi

The Life Of Pi

Yann Martel

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Age (years) : 14 - 99

Literary Awards - Booker Prize (2002), Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize Nominee for Comic Fiction (2003), Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2003), Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize) for Belletristik (2004), Governor General's Literary Awards / Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général Nominee for Fiction (2001), Lincoln Award Nominee (2005), CBC Canada Reads Nominee (2003), Luisterboek Award Nominee (2015), QWF (Quebec Writer's Federation) Award for Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction (2001), Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for Adult Fiction (2003).

Life of Pi is a remarkable and thought-provoking novel that combines a harrowing tale of survival at sea with profound reflections on religion, faith, and the power of storytelling. Yann Martel weaves a captivating narrative that challenges our understanding of what it means to be alive and what we choose to believe.

Set in Pondicherry, India, the story follows the young and intellectually curious protagonist, Pi Patel. Growing up in a zoo, Pi embraces the teachings of various religions while developing a deep connection with animals and nature. However, political turmoil forces his family to leave India for Canada aboard a cargo ship. Tragedy strikes when the ship sinks, leaving Pi as the lone survivor adrift in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena, and a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Pi's incredible 227-day journey across the Pacific becomes a testament to faith and resilience. As he grapples with his own survival and the dynamics of the animal kingdom, Pi discovers the depths of his own willpower and embarks on a daring mission to coexist with Richard Parker.

Through Martel's vivid prose, we witness Pi's struggle against despair, his resourcefulness in sustaining himself, and his unwavering determination to protect both his own life and that of Richard Parker. Amidst the hardships of survival, Pi finds solace in the beauty of nature and confronts his deepest fears, ultimately redefining his beliefs and challenging our own perceptions of reality.

At its core, Life of Pi explores the power of storytelling and the ways in which we construct meaning in our lives. Martel's exploration of religion as an imaginative overlay invites us to question our own narratives and embrace the inherent truths they contain.

This novel is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of faith and storytelling. It leaves readers contemplating the mysteries of existence, the complexity of belief, and the extraordinary ways in which our own stories shape our understanding of the world.

  • Details

Publisher : Penguin Books

Format : Paperback

Language : English

Content : Fiction

Style : Non-Illustrated

ISBN : 9780143028482

Size : Large

SKU : BY1-3330

Genre : Adventure

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