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After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wide, wild Pacific. The crew of the surviving vessel consists of a hyena, one zebra (with broken leg), an orangutan, a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger named Richard Parker and Pi -- a 16-year-old Indian boy. As the "crew" begin to assert their natural places in the food chain, Pi's fear mounts, and he must use all his wit and daring to develop an understanding with Richard the tiger.
Awards Note:
Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2002.
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Description based on print version record.
Subject: Survival > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Pacific Ocean > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Ocean travel > Fiction.
Zoo animals > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Tiger > Fiction.
Survie apr├Ęs accidents d'avion, naufrages, etc. > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Relations homme-animal > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Electronic books.
Adventure fiction.

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