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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
The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. 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 while 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?
Summary
Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2004.
  • Booker Prize, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
  • Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, 2001.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
069698
Cataloging source
APL
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M3855
LC item number
L54 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/har021/2001039737.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Harvest book."
Control code
2393653
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xi, 401 p.
Isbn
9780151008117
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55089653
  • (OCoLC)55089653
Label
Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/har021/2001039737.html
Publication
Note
"A Harvest book."
Control code
2393653
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xi, 401 p.
Isbn
9780151008117
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55089653
  • (OCoLC)55089653

Library Locations

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