Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Classic Edition

Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Classic Edition

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A magical reading experience, Life of Pi by Yann Martel explores the redemptive power of storytelling in a meta-tale of adventure, survival, and ultimately, faith.

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.”

First published in 2002, Martel’s breathtaking breakout novel became an international bestseller and went on to win the Man Booker Prize, and was also named Amazon’s Best Book of 2002. It has been adapted into an Academy Award-winning film and a Tony Award-winning play.

The fine press limited edition of Life of Pi by Yann Martel is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Classic editions. 

Please note that the Classic edition is not numbered.


  • 6” x 9” trim size.
  • 332 Pages.
  • Limited to 500 copies.
  • Signed by Yann Martel and Jon Ching.
  • Quarter cloth symth-sewn binding with paper sides.
  • Foil blocked cover and spine.
  • Six full color illustrations by Jon Ching.
  • Dust jacket illustrated by Jon Ching (the only edition featuring this illustrated dust jacket). 
  • Printed letterpress on Mohawk Via Laid paper.
  • Text pages set in Tyfa and Brahmos.
  • Housed in a cloth covered slipcase.
  • Bookmark with all pre-orders.

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Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2022 by Jon Ching.

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