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Life of Pi [SIGNED] Movie Tie-in Edition: YANN MARTEL

Life of Pi [SIGNED] Movie Tie-in Edition

YANN MARTEL

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ISBN 10: 0307363058 / ISBN 13: 9780307363053
Editorial: Vintage Canada, Toronto, 2012
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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SIGNED on the Title Page by the Author. No inscription. An As New copy in Fine condition. The Movie Tie-In Edition with a photo of Pi and Richard Parker on the cover. Later edition with number line at 6. N° de ref. de la librería 002788

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Título: Life of Pi [SIGNED] Movie Tie-in Edition

Editorial: Vintage Canada, Toronto

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

Life of Pi is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Review:

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." 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.

First published in 2002, Martel's breathtaking breakout novel became an international bestseller and went on to win the Man Booker Prize, and was also named Amazon.com's Best Book of 2002. In 2005, after an international competition, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was selected to illustrate a special edition of Life of Pi that features 40 stunning illustrations that present a new perspective on this modern classic. --Brad Thomas Parsons


Amazon.com Exclusive: Outtakes from Tomislav Torjanac's Early Illustrations for Life of Pi


Tomislav Torjanac's Artist Statement


Island Study

Lifeboat Study

"I quite deliberately dressed wild animals in tame costumes of my imagination."


"Only when they threw me overboard did I begin to have doubts..."

"And what a thump it was."

"I threw the mako towards the stern."

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