Life of Pi is a courage and survival novel written by Yann Martel; the book was widely praised and went on to become an international bestseller. The novel was first published by Knopf Canada in September 2001, and the UK edition won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction the following year. About the novel life of Pi, Yann Martel tells a story both striking and unique, the life story of the protagonist Piscine "Pi" Molitor Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck, while stranded on a lifeboat accompany with only a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and a 450-pound tiger in the Pacific Ocean. The majority of this fascinating novel focuses on Pi's strive to survive and to make sense of this dehumanizing condition in which he finds himself. Yann Martel has a penetrative details and making this novel a joy to read and easy to imagine.
Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has a specialized knowledge of zoology, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. His family decided to emigrate from India to North America when Pi is sixteen. They aboard a Japanese cargo ship, together with their zoo animals bound for new homes. Unfortunately, the ship sinks. Pi finds himself was alone floating in a lifeboat on the Pacific Ocean, and his only company with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, who was a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Presently the tiger has dispatched all the animals which are in the lifeboat but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the seacoast of Mexico, Richard Parker gets out of the lifeboat, flees to the jungle and never been seen again. The Japanese authorities who inquired Pi refuse to believe his story and insist him to tell them the truth story. After an hour of compelled, Pi tells another story, a story much more...