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BLT Book Club - Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional--but is it more true?

Bring a brown bag lunch and join in a book discussion in the Monrovia Community Center Meeting Room next door to the Monrovia Library.  For more information contact 256-489-3392.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Life of Pi
Author: 
Yann Martel
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/9780156027328/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
9780156027328
Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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