Yann Martel’s warmly engaging philosophical novel is brimming with invention, ideas and playful conceits. A true modern classic.

The story of Pi (short for Piscine): an unusual boy brought up in 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. But the ship taking them across the Pacific sinks and Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.

The Man Booker Prize 2002
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Yann Martel

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Yann Martel is best known for his 2000 Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was adapted for cinema by Ang Lee and won four Oscars.
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