Jan 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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In collaboration with our November 28th viewing of the newly released film adaptation of Life of Pi, we’ll read and discuss the Man Booker prize winning novel by Yann Martel. Pi Patel, a sixteen year old boy who practices Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam, is told he must choose one religion and he cannot. As he and his family emigrate from India to North America, the ships sinks and Pi finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with a few zoo animals—and a Bengal tiger. Over the course of the next 227 days, Pi’s fantastical journey with the sea, hunger, and survival defies the expectations of humankind and faith.
Born in 1963, Yann Martel is a Canadian author who became an international bestselling novelist with Life of Pi. He grew up in Costa Rica, France, Mexico, and Canada, and studied philosophy. His more recent works include We Ate the Children Last in 2004 and Beatrice and Virgil in 2010.
Preview Life of Pi. Copyright 2001 by Yann Martel. Harcourt, Inc. Paperback Edition, 319 pages.
To commemorate Ang Lee's screen adaptation of Martel's novel, we'll also be raffling off some of Ang Lee's films on DVD. Every attendee is entered to win!
This event is co-hosted with Slice of Mooncake: SF Asian Literature Club.
Hope to see you for a great discussion!