Life of Pi

ISBN-10: 0151013837
ISBN-13: 9780151013838
Edition: Deluxe 
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Description: "Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of "Frankenstein" or will it be an Eden?"--Yann Martel "Life of Pi," first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

"Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of "Frankenstein" or will it be an Eden?"--Yann Martel "Life of Pi," first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction. In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel's Man Booker Prize-winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac's beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing "Life of Pi" to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: "My vision of the illustrated edition of "Life of Pi" is based on paintings from a first person's perspective--Pi's perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc."

Yann Martel was born in Salamanca, Spain on June 25, 1963. After studying philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, he worked at odd jobs and travelled widely before turning to writing. His works include Seven Stories, What Is Stephen Harper Reading?, and Beatrice and Virgil. He was awarded the Journey Prize for the title story in The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. His second novel, Life of Pi, won numerous awards including the 2002 Man Booker.

Tomislav Torjanac was born in 1972 in Croatia, where he lives and works as a freelance illustrator. In 2006, he won the international competition to find an illustrator for this new edition of Life of Pi. Amongst other things, he's done many book covers and illustrated a few children's books, including James Joyce's The Cat and the Devil.

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