Life of Pi

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Bound by Roger Grech

Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
Six full color illustrations by Jon Ching as well as the author's note from the original publication.
Suntup Editions, Irvine, CA, 2023
Numbered Edition, 250 Copies
6" x 9"

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a full Solway Goat binding with a tooled & foil blocked cover, and a leather onlay. The headbands are handmade with leather and endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra. A fold-out of the Classic edition dust jacket illustration is included in this edition. The edition is housed in a cloth covered clamshell enclosure lined with velour, and is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine.

Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. Practicing not only his native Hinduism but also Christianity and Islam, Pi tries on various faiths for size, attracting "religions the way a dog attracts fleas." When Pi is 16, 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 with his only companions: a wounded zebra, a spotted hyena, a seasick orangutan, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger.

Yann Martel has said that Life of Pi can be summarized in three statements: "Life is a story. You can choose your story. A story with God is the better story."

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