Inspired by the author's search for direction and purpose in his life, Life of Pi is a deeply meaningful and inspiring novel like no other. Having grown up working for his family's zoo in India and possessing a vast knowledge of animal behavior as a result, 16-year-old Pi Patel's life takes a dramatic turn when his father makes the decision to move the family owned zoo to Canada. When their Japanese ship sinks taking his family with it, Pi is suddenly alone on a lifeboat with the unlikeliest of companions - an orangutan, a hyena, a badly injured zebra, and a full-grown Bengal tiger. It doesn't take long before the tiger has killed the rest of Pi's fellow voyagers. It takes all of Pi's wits and knowledge to survive his harrowing 227 day journey across the Pacific Ocean with Richard Parker, the tiger who hopes to make a meal of him. His amazing and terrifying journey ends when the pair reaches Mexico and Pi's terrifying traveling companion disappears into the dense Mexican jungle. When Pi's tale is deemed too fantastic to believe by the Japanese authorities questioning him about the shipwreck, he crafts a more prosaic account. But is his second version of what transpired more accurate?
In Life of Pi, award winning author Yann Martel has crafted a tale unlike anything you've ever read before. Described by Barack Obama as "an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling", Life of Pi is one of those rare novels that is both breathtakingly profound and spiritually inspiring.
A brilliant, highly entertaining tale. At 16, Pi spends 227 days at sea on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, a situation that demands the most of Pi, while he in turn gives the most of himself. Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize, and an ALA Notable audiobo Download and start listening now!