Life of Pi: Limited Signed Illustrated Edition

Yann Martel

Verlag: Canongate Books Ltd, 2007
ISBN 10: 1841958484 / ISBN 13: 9781841958484
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Inhaltsangabe: One boy. One boat. One tiger.     
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 orangutan--and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary and beloved works of fiction in recent years.

Rezension: Yann Martel's imaginative and unforgettable Life of Pi is a magical reading experience, an endless blue expanse of storytelling about adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith. The precocious son of a zookeeper, 16-year-old Pi Patel is raised in Pondicherry, India, where he tries on various faiths for size, attracting "religions the way a dog attracts fleas." Planning a move to Canada, his father packs up the family and their menagerie and they hitch a ride on an enormous freighter. After a harrowing shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean, trapped on a 26-foot lifeboat with a wounded zebra, a spotted hyena, a seasick orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker ("His head was the size and color of the lifebuoy, with teeth"). It sounds like a colorful setup, but these wild beasts don't burst into song as if co-starring in an anthropomorphized Disney feature. After much gore and infighting, Pi and Richard Parker remain the boat's sole passengers, drifting for 227 days through shark-infested waters while fighting hunger, the elements, and an overactive imagination. In rich, hallucinatory passages, Pi recounts the harrowing journey as the days blur together, elegantly cataloging the endless passage of time and his struggles to survive: "It is pointless to say that this or that night was the worst of my life. I have so many bad nights to choose from that I've made none the champion."

An award winner in Canada (and winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize), Life of Pi, Yann Martel's second novel, should prove to be a breakout book in the U.S. At one point in his journey, Pi recounts, "My greatest wish--other than salvation--was to have a book. A long book with a never-ending story. One that I could read again and again, with new eyes and fresh understanding each time." It's safe to say that the fabulous, fablelike Life of Pi is such a book. --Brad Thomas Parsons

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Verlag: Canongate Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: 2007
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Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR006051308

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Buchbeschreibung Canongate Books Ltd, UK, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Torjanac, Tomislav (illustrator). Hardcover in slipcase. Limited edition signed by both the author and the illustrator. Unused and still in publisher's shrink wrap. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004839

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Buchbeschreibung Canongate Pulishing Ltd., London, 2007. 4to. [ 9.5" 12" tall.] pp 326. 40 illustrations. Original publisher's black cloth covers and fine slipcase in original shrinkwrap. Handsome copy signed by the author and artist on a specially designed bookplate on the front free endpaper. Decorative slipcase with black titling and a "peephole" on the front that reveals the bengal tiger illustration on the book. Fine in fine slip case. First Edition. Hardback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 59729

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Buchbeschreibung Canongate Books Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2666330556

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