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Author : Yann Martel Pages : 319 pages Publisher : Harcourt Language : en-US ISBN-10 : 0151008116 ISBN-13 : 9780151008 117

Life of Pi Yan n Mar tel' s ima gin ativ e and unf org etta ble Life of Pi is a ma


gic al rea din g exp erie nce , an end less blu e exp ans e of stor ytel ling abo ut adv ent ure , sur viv al, and ulti mat ely, fait h. The pre coci ous son of a zoo kee


per , 16yea rold Pi Pat el is rais ed in Pon dic her ry, Indi a, wh ere he trie s on vari ous fait hs for size , attr acti ng "rel igio ns the wa ya dog


attr act s flea s." Pla nni ng a mo ve to Can ada , his fath er pac ks up the fam ily and thei r me nag erie and the y hitc ha ride on an eno rm ous frei


ght er. Aft er a har row ing shi pwr eck , Pi find s him self adri ft in the Paci fic Oce an, tra ppe d on a 26foot life boa t wit ha wo und ed zeb ra, a spo


tte d hye na, a sea sick ora ngu tan, and a 450 pou nd Ben gal tige r na me d Ric har d Par ker ("Hi s hea d was the size and col or of the life buo


y, wit h teet h"). It sou nds like a col orf ul set up, but the se wild bea sts don 't bur st into son g as if costar ring in an ant hro po mo rphi zed Dis


ney feat ure . Aft er mu ch gor e and infi ghti ng, Pi and Ric har d Par ker rem ain the boa t's sole pas sen ger s, drif ting for 227 day s thr oug h sha rk-


infe ste d wat ers whil e figh ting hun ger , the ele me nts, and an ove ract ive ima gin atio n. In rich , hall uci nat ory pas sag es, Pi rec oun ts the har row


ing jou rne y as the day s blur tog eth er, ele gan tly cat alo gin g the end less pas sag e of tim e and his stru ggl es to sur viv e: "It is poi ntle ss to


say tha t this or tha t nig ht was the wor st of my life. I hav e so ma ny bad nig hts to cho ose fro m tha t I've ma de non e the cha mpi on. "


The pro tag oni st Pisc ine "Pi" Moli tor Pat el, an Indi an boy fro m Pon dic her ry, exp lore s the issu es of reli gio n and spir itua lity fro m an earl y age


and sur viv es 227 day s shi pwr eck ed in the Paci fic Oce an. Life of Pi

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