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Life of Pi
by Yann Martel

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel Overview

Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Yann Martel

About Life of Pi Description

Yann Martel is the author of Life of Pi, the #1 international bestseller and winner of the 2002 Man Booker (among many other prizes). He is also the award-winning author of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios (winner of the Journey Prize), Self, Beatrice & Virgil, and 101 Letters to a Prime Minister. Born in Spain in 1963, Martel studied philosophy at Trent University, worked at odd jobs

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Original Title Life of Pi ISBN 0770430074 (ISBN13: 9780770430078 ) Edition Language English Characters Pi Patel, Richard Parker setting Pacific Ocean Pondicherry (India) Toronto, Ontario (Canada) …more Tomatlan (Mexico) …less Literary Awards Man Booker Prize (2002), Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize Nominee for Comic Fiction (2003), Exclusive Books Boeke Prize (2003), Governor General's Literary Awards / Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général Nominee for Fiction (2001), Lincoln Award Nominee (2005) ...more Deutscher Bücherpreis for Belletristik (2004), CBC Canada Reads Nominee (2003), Luisterboek Award Nominee (2015), QWF (Quebec Writer's Federation) Awards for Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction (2001), Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature for Adult Fiction (2003) ...less (268)