After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one 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 works of fiction in recent years.
"Every page offers something of tension, humanity, surprise, or even ecstary." THE TIMES
"An inventive, shocking and ultimately uplifting story." DAILY MAIL
"A hilarious novel, full of clever tricks, amusing asides and grand originality." DAILY TELEGRAPH
"Extraordinary...Life of Pi could renew your faith in the ability of novelists to invest even the most outrageous scenario with plausible life." NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW