About the Book: Life of Pi One boy, one boat, one tiger ... After the tragic sinking of acargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, bluePacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen year-oldboy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a femaleorang-utan and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set forone of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction inrecent years. About the Author: Yann Martel Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963 of Canadian parents. Afterstudying philosophy at university, he travelled and worked at oddsjobs before turning to writing. In addition to Life of Pi, he isthe author of the novels Self and Beatrice and Virgil, the storiesThe Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and the collection ofletters to the Prime Minister of Canada, What is Stephen HarperReading? Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.