After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction in recent years.
Life of Pi was first published in 2001. In 2002 it won the Man Booker Prize and since then has gone on to become the bestselling Man Booker-prize winner of recent years. A story to make you believe the impossible, it is a novel that has captured hearts and minds like no other.
Image taken from Life of Pi: The Illustrated Edition
Illustrations copyright © by Tomislav Torjanac, 2007