Author: Yann MartelTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Tara JoshiPublisher: Penguin/YatraYear: 2007Language: HindiPages: 363ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143100637
An outstanding story and one of the most extraordinary piece of literary fiction of 2002. Piscine Molitor Patel, otherwise known as Pi, lives in Pondicherry, where his father runs and owns the city's zoo. When he is sixteen his parents decide to move to Canada, taking their large family with them, but tragedy strikes when the cargo ship carrying them sinks during a terrible storm.One solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild blue Pacific. In it are five survivors; Pi, a hyena (with a broken Leg), A female orangutan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary piece of literary fiction of 2002.