Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: San Diego: Harcourt Trade Publishers, 2002.
A very beautiful first printing of the first US edition in Fine condition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Yann Martel on the title page.
Pi Patel, the son of a zookeeper, has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior. 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 and Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize ; xii, 319,  pages.