16-year-old Piscine Molitor Patel (Pi, for short) and his family run a zoo in Pondicherry, India. When political revolution tears their country apart, the family leaves Pondicherry in hopes to establish a new zoo and build a new life in Canada. Disaster strikes and Pi finds himself stranded on a life boat in the Pacific Ocean with the only other shipwreck survivors: a zebra with a broken leg, an orangutan, a hyena– and a Bengal Tiger.
Pi discovers the power in his will and the strength in his wit in this gripping tale about survival, faith, and human nature.
Yann Martel’s The Life of Pi is a magical and moving story first published in 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The feature-length film adaptation opens in theaters November 21st.