Life of Pi By Yann Martel
Life of Pi is a Canadian philosophical novel by Yann Martel revealed in 2001. The protagonist is Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, an Indian Hindu boy from Pondicherry who explores points of spirituality and metaphysics from an early age.
The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic data of animal habits and a fervent love of tales. When Pi is sixteen, his household emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, together with their zoo animals certain for brand new properties.
The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his solely companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Quickly the tiger has dispatched all however Pi, whose concern, data, and crafty permit him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days whereas misplaced at sea. After they lastly attain the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, by no means to be seen once more. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to consider his story and press him to inform them “the reality.” After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a narrative a lot much less fantastical, way more typical–however is it extra true?