Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. This enchanting fabulist novel is a tale of adventure, survival, imagination, memory, and ultimately faith. Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat in the Pacific with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. A realistic, rousing adventure and meta-tale of survival, Life of Pi explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character claims, to "make you believe in God."