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Easton Press, Yann Martel "Life of Pi" Signed Limited Edition, Sealed
Easton Press, Yann Martel "Life of Pi" Signed Limited Edition, Sealed



 
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Edition: Easton Press
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Easton Press, Norwalk. CT.  Yann Martel "Life of Pi" Signed Limited Edition. Leatherbound collector's edition. This magnificent leather-bound heirloom has been personally signed by Yann Martel on a dedication page. The book comes with original certificate of authenticity and documentation shrink wrapped inside the book as normally sent from Easton Press. Sealed. As New.

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

    * Premium Leather
    * Silk Moire Endleaves
    * Distinctive Cover Design
    * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
    * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
    * Gilded Page Edges
    * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
    * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
    * Beautiful Illustrations

Condition

As New. Sealed in the original shrink-wrap.  Clean & straight boards. No markings, writings, or stampings. No attached bookplates or signs of any removed.  A well-cared for book, protected from any potential damage. This book stands out as having had exemplary care. Square and tight spine. Excellent original example. Collector's grade hardcover book worthy of your Easton Press library. Exceptional very fine quality.




Book Description

Yann Martel's imaginative and unforgettable Life of Pi is a magical reading experience, an endless blue expanse of storytelling about adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith. The precocious son of a zookeeper, 16-year-old Pi Patel is raised in Pondicherry, India, where he tries on various faiths for size, attracting "religions the way a dog attracts fleas." Planning a move to Canada, his father packs up the family and their menagerie and they hitch a ride on an enormous freighter. After a harrowing shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean, trapped on a 26-foot lifeboat with a wounded zebra, a spotted hyena, a seasick orangutan, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker ("His head was the size and color of the lifebuoy, with teeth"). It sounds like a colorful setup, but these wild beasts don't burst into song as if co-starring in an anthropomorphized Disney feature.

After much gore and infighting, Pi and Richard Parker remain the boat's sole passengers, drifting for 227 days through shark-infested waters while fighting hunger, the elements, and an overactive imagination. In rich, hallucinatory passages, Pi recounts the harrowing journey as the days blur together, elegantly cataloging the endless passage of time and his struggles to survive: "It is pointless to say that this or that night was the worst of my life. I have so many bad nights to choose from that I've made none the champion."
An award winner in Canada (and winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize), Life of Pi, Yann Martel's second novel, should prove to be a breakout book in the U.S. At one point in his journey, Pi recounts, "My greatest wish--other than salvation--was to have a book. A long book with a never-ending story. One that I could read again and again, with new eyes and fresh understanding each time." It's safe to say that the fabulous, fablelike Life of Pi is such a book.

From Publishers Weekly

A fabulous romp through an imagination by turns ecstatic, cunning, despairing and resilient, this novel is an impressive achievement "a story that will make you believe in God," as one character says. The peripatetic Pi (ne the much-taunted Piscine) Patel spends a beguiling boyhood in Pondicherry, India, as the son of a zookeeper. Growing up beside the wild beasts, Pi gathers an encyclopedic knowledge of the animal world. His curious mind also makes the leap from his native Hinduism to Christianity and Islam, all three of which he practices with joyous abandon. In his 16th year, Pi sets sail with his family and some of their menagerie to start a new life in Canada.

Halfway to Midway Island, the ship sinks into the Pacific, leaving Pi stranded on a life raft with a hyena, an orangutan, an injured zebra and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. After the beast dispatches the others, Pi is left to survive for 227 days with his large feline companion on the 26-foot-long raft, using all his knowledge, wits and faith to keep himself alive. The scenes flow together effortlessly, and the sharp observations of the young narrator keep the tale brisk and engaging. Martel's potentially unbelievable plot line soon demolishes the reader's defenses, cleverly set up by events of young Pi's life that almost naturally lead to his biggest ordeal. This richly patterned work, Martel's second novel, won Canada's 2001 Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. In it, Martel displays the clever voice and tremendous storytelling skills of an emerging master.



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