Winner of the Man Booker Prize
Winner of the Hugh Maclennan Price for Fiction
Finalist for the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book
After the sinking of a cargo ship, a single lifeboat remains bobbing on the surface of the wild, blue Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, an orang-utan, a zebra with a broken leg, a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger and Pi Patel, a 16-year-old Indian boy. The stage is set for one of the most extraordinary pieces of literary fiction in recent years, a novel of such rare and wondrous storytelling that it may, as one character claims, make you believe in God. Can a reader reasonably ask for anything more?