The Resource Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel

Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel

Label
Life of Pi : a novel
Title
Life of Pi
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yann Martel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional-but is it more true? Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character puts it, to make you believe in God
Awards note
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martel, Yann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M3855
LC item number
L54 2010b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Survival at sea
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Storytelling
  • Teenage boys
  • Ocean travel
  • Zoo animals
  • Orphans
  • Tiger
  • Pacific Ocean
Target audience
adult
Label
Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Canada by Random House Canada"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780151008117
Lccn
2001039737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47893052
  • (TMQ) o47893052
Label
Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Canada by Random House Canada"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 319 pages
Isbn
9780151008117
Lccn
2001039737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm47893052
  • (TMQ) o47893052

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