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Life of Pi

Life of Pi

The story of Pi (short for Piscine), an unusual boy brought up on a zoo in India. Pi’s father decides to move the family to live in Canada and sell the animals to the great zoos of America.

The ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orang-utan, a zebra with a broken leg and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.

About the Author

Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. The child of diplomats, he spent his childhood in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Alaska and Canada and as an adult has lived in Iran, Turkey and India. After studying philosophy at University, he worked at various odd jobs before making a living as a writer from the age of twenty-seven.

His books include Self, The Life of Pi, and a short story collection.

He lives in Montreal.