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The Resource Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel

Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel

Label
Life of Pi : a novel
Title
Life of Pi
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Yann Martel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wide, wild Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, one zebra (with broken leg), an orangutan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker and Pi -- a 16-year-old Indian boy. As the "crew" begin to assert their natural places in the food chain, Pi's fear mounts, and he must use all his wit and daring to develop an understanding with Richard the tiger
Summary
Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2004.
  • Booker Prize, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
  • Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, 2001.
Awards note
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2002.
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069698
Cataloging source
NRC
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Martel, Yann
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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830
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Survival
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Storytelling
  • Teenage boys
  • Ocean travel
  • Zoo animals
  • Orphans
  • Tigers
  • Psychological fiction
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel
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Publication
Note
  • ASIN: B000Z9PYJS
  • EBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 319 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780156035811
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn259715642
  • (OCoLC)259715642
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Label
Life of Pi : a novel, Yann Martel
Publication
Note
  • ASIN: B000Z9PYJS
  • EBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 319 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780156035811
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn259715642
  • (OCoLC)259715642
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
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