After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat
remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific.The crew of the surviving
vessel consists of a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female
orang-utan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi - a 16-year-old
Indian boy.The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of
literary fiction of recent years.
Yann Martel's Life of Pi is a transformative novel,
a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound readers in
equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will, as
one character puts it, make you believe in God.