“Pi’s life comprises many journeys: boyhood to manhood, exploring faith and religion – not to mention his family’s relocation overseas. Leaving their home in India, taking with them their vast menagerie, the Patels board a ship bound for Canada. But when a devastating storm strikes, Pi finds himself adrift on a lifeboat with a 450-pound Bengal tiger for company. If he is to survive this most perilous situation, Pi must search deep inside to discover his inner strength, courage and resourcefulness. Based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel, this is an extraordinary, life-affirming tale about survival, spirituality and storytelling.” Life of Pi on INTO FILM
“Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.” Life of Pi on Good Reads
In the story, Pi embraces key spiritual ideas from a number of different faiths. It is so powerful that many have felt it has given them a belief in God. See this Psychology Today article for more information on some of the potential meanings of the tale. HERE is a list and accompanying explanation of themes explored in the book.
“A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.” Life of Pi on IMDb