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Life of Pi

Life of Pi - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0156027328

Cover of Life of Pi 01 (ISBN 978-0156027328)
ISBN13: 978-0156027328
ISBN10: 0156027321

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2001
International: No

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Life of Pi - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0156027328

Yann Martel

ISBN13: 978-0156027328
ISBN10: 0156027321

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2001
International: No
Summary
Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Author Bio

Martel, Yann :

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of peripatetic Canadian parents. He grew up in Alaska, British Columbia, Costa Rica, France, Ontario and Mexico, and has continued travelling as an adult, spending time in Iran, Turkey and India. Martel refers to his travels as, "seeing the same play on a whole lot of different stages."

After studying philosophy at Trent University and while doing various odd jobs -- tree planting, dishwashing, working as a security guard -- he began to write. In addition to Life of Pi, Martel is the prize-winning author of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, a collection of short stories, and of Self, a novel, both published internationally. Yann has been living from his writing since the age of 27. He divides his time between yoga, writing and volunteering in a palliative care unit. Yann Martel lives in Montreal.

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