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Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals, until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain, in a new deluxe edition of the acclaimed novel. 50,000 first printing.
"It is an astounding tale....It's enough to make you believe in God, as one character puts it. Well, not really. Yet one has to be grateful to Martel for rediscovering the yarn and making it so tangibly real....There is much to enjoy in the novel, including a playful twist in the tale...."
Sebastian Shakespeare, Literary Review, May 2002Review:
"If Canadian writer Yann Martel were a preacher, he'd be charismatic, funny and convert all the nonbelievers. He baits his readers with serious themes and trawls them through a sea of questions and confusion, but he makes one laugh so much, at at times feel so awed and chilled, that even thrashing around in bewilderment or disagreement one can't help but be captured by his prose."
Charlotte Innes, Atlantic Monthly, September 2002
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Book Description: Harcourt, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. SIGNED with DOODLE 1st Edition ~ 1st Printing of Life of Pi (Illustrated Edition) -- by Yann Martel -- Illustrated by Tomislav Torjanac. NEW & UNREAD ~ Very Fine / Very Fine condition ~ Hardback in Dust Jacket ~ (no flaws or defects, not remainder marked or price-clipped). This book is SIGNED & DATED by Martel & illustrator Torjanac, who added the awesome fish DOODLE near his signatureon the Title Page. see photos. (simply signed, not inscribed to anyone). This original doodle added by the illustrator makes this a very cool and collectible copy of this awesome book. Included is a glossy photo of both from the signing event and an event flier. THE FILM VERSION IS ABOUT TO BE RELEASED -- DO NOT MISS OUT ON A CHANCE TO ADD THIS BOOK TO YOUR COLLECTION BEFORE THEY BECOME IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND. All books are shipped in boxes securely packaged with bubble wrap & Delivery Confirmation. Signed By Author & Illustrator. Bookseller Inventory # 001976
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