About The Book:
A Tamil boy from Pondicherry discovers the concern related to sanctity and realism from a very young age. Life Of Pie covers the childhood and teenage of this Tamil boy, Pi. His father possess and runs a zoo in their birthplace in India, and his father is definite about being conscious of the rowdiness and nature of the wild animals, and according to him, these animals must not be treated like humans.
Pi was innocent during his young age and did not have any fear of wild animals, especially, tigers. However, his father realizes that his innocence regarding tiger can put his life in danger. To make him know how dangerous and threatening this can be, his father forces him to see how a tiger killed and ate a goat.
Pi did not believe in a single religion, thus he subscribed to several religions. Religious leaders never accepted Pi’s plural religions, but he always gets support from his family. His family decided to close the zoo and shift to Canada when Pi was sixteen. They immigrate to Canada on a cargo ship with zoo animals, due to a terrible storm, the ship sink and next day Pi find himself alone near the Pacific Ocean. Will Pi be able to meet his family members and how will he overcome from this nasty situation? How does he learn to survive?
Life of Pie will really take you on an interesting plot where you will find how Pi Patel survives 227 days on a boat with a Bengal Tiger. The book was published on September 11, 2001, by Knopf Canada as a paperback.
Life Of Pie has sold around ten million copies globally. The UK edition of this novel also won “Man Booker Prize for Friction”. A movie based on a novel was released on 23 November 2012. The movie won the Academic Award for Best Director and several other awards.
About The Author:
Yann Martel, the author of Life of Pi, has been awarded as an international bestseller and won Man Booker prize in 2002. He also wrote several other award winning books including The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, Self, Beatrice & Virgil, and 101 Letters to a Prime Minister. He was born in Spain in 1963. He did some odd jobs in his life including tree planter, dishwasher and finally travelled worldwide before choosing writing as a profession.