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Life of Pi (Movie Tie-In) A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Yann Martel
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0547848412
ISBN-13: 9780547848419
Sku: 227793189
Publish Date: 10/2/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  319
Age Range:  18 to UP
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The beloved and bestselling novel and winner of the Booker Prize, "Life of Pi" has been adapted as a major motion picture directed by Ang Lee, set for release in December 2012 and starring Tobey Maguire.
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"A story to make you believe in the soul-sustaining power of fiction."?Los Angeles Times Book Review

After the sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a wounded zebra, an orangutan?and a 450-pound royal bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.

Universally acclaimed upon publication, Life of Pi is a modern classic.

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Pi, the precocious animal-loving son of an Indian zookeeper, loses his family in a shipwreck en route to North America--and is left alone in a lifeboat with a man-eating Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, with whom he manages (thanks to his zoo background) to strike up an ingenious truce. When they finally reach land and the tiger disappears, Pi finds that no one will believe his story--and so he creates an alternative tale, one that is false but sounds true. This whimsical fantasy was short-listed for Canada's Governor General's Literary Award and won the Booker Prize in 2002. Also a New York Times Notable Book for 2002.

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"[T]he thing that makes the book memorable is not the overly cute, bordering on patronizing, narrative of how...Pi came to take his name, adopt many religions and grow up in Pondicherry....It is the story of how he manages to survive for eight-and-a-half months in an open boat in the Pacific in the company of an adult Bengal tiger, keeping both his sanity and all of his organs....[T]his part of the book has the excitement that is one of the things we read fiction for: not for comedies of manners alone, but for an evocation of the unfamiliar or the barely imaginable." - Roz Kaveney 07/19/2002

"It is an astounding tale....It's enough to make you believe in God, as one character puts it. Well, not really. Yet one has to be grateful to Martel for rediscovering the yarn and making it so tangibly real....There is much to enjoy in the novel, including a playful twist in the tale...." - Sebastian Shakespeare May 2002

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0319
Product attributePublisher:   Mariner Books
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