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Yann Martel: Life of Pi life of pi A NOVEL author's note This book was born as I was hungry. In the spring of 1996, my second book, a novel, came out in Canada. It didn't fare well. Reviewers were puzzled, or damned it with faint praise. Then readers ignored it. Pittwater Regatta took a new lease of life on New Year's Day (good omen), and judging by its great success, the attendance, the enthusiasm, the big. The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) NSW is a subsidiary of Surf Life Saving NSW and we are determined to uphold the core principles and values of SLS in this commercially competitive market ensuring that we continue to support and contribute to lifesaving activities in NSW. PDFelement across desktop, mobile and web. All the elements. One desktop solution. Sign and fill out forms, and more with PDFelement on Windows and Mac. Manage and edit documents. Get your work done on the go with tools to read, edit, annotate, fill, sign, and share PDFs. Collaborate on documents.

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Piscine laments to the reader the difficulty of his unusual name. Unfortunately, his schoolmates (deliberately), and even his teachers (accidentally), pronounce Piscine as Pissing. He advances to secondary school, in the shadow of his older brother Ravi who is popular and athletic. On the first day of school, in every class as roll was being taken, Piscine rushes to the blackboard and introduces himself as Piscine Molitor Patel - Pi Patel. He illustrates his name with the Greek letter pi and a drawing of a circle bisected by its diameter. To Pi’s delight, the name catches on.


There are several religious references in this chapter. The first is Pi’s reply to a pizza guy, “I am who I am,” which is how God replied to Moses. Next, he lists several followers of Jesus who were known by more than one name to illustrate how life changes can accompany name changes. Finally, he compares the taunting he was subjected to in school to the persecution of Muhammad in Mecca.

It is important to Pi to establish himself in his new school. He is not athletic like his brother, who he compares to Kapil Dev (captain of India’s World Cup cricket team, 1983), but he is clever and knows how to train animals/humans. He repeats his lesson about his new name until it is accepted. In the last paragraph of the chapter, Pi defines himself with his new name.


The name Pi carries much meaning. In math pi is an irrational number, but though “irrational,” it is used to understand a great deal about the universe, logically and rationally. Pi will experience “irrational,” unbelievable things in Part 2 that he explains, logically and rationally. The number represented by pi describes the relationship between the diameter of a circle and its circumference. Pi will describe the relationship between his linear journey and his cycles of faith. For more on the significance of “Pi,” see Symbolism/Motif/Imagery section.



Once again the author interjects giving the reader particulars about the adult Pi’s cooking skill. He also notes that Pi has a “reserve of food to last the siege of Leningrad.”


The character of the narrator is developed further with each of the author’s commentaries. The siege of Leningrad lasted 900 days between September 1941 and January 1944. Food was so limited that hundreds of thousands died of starvation. Why Pi would hoard so much food will become apparent later in Part Two.

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This special story edition takes the words from Susan Duncan's bestselling A Life on Pittwater and offers a rare glimpse of a remarkable part of the world. Susan Duncan came to Pittwater when she impulsively bought a tumbledown, boxy little shack in Lovett Bay. The move changed her life forever, as she describes in her bestselling title, Salvation Creek. Now Susan lives in Tarangaua, the gracious house built for Dorothea Mackellar in 1925 and is a well loved member of the small Pittwater community. A Life on Pittwater takes the reader on a memorable trip to this beguiling place and presents all aspects of its distinctive way of life. There is Susan's lovely home with its gorgeous verandah; the lush surroundings, the bush and the bays; the wildlife and the ever-present dogs; the tinnies, the ferries and the peculiarities of living somewhere without cars; the boatsheds and the working boats; the bushfires; and, above all, the close community life. Welcome to Pittwater where neighbours stop their tinnies to have a quick chat. No-one ever dresses up. The kids take the ferry to school. Goannas wander into kitchens and leeches attach themselves to ankles. Everyone has time for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade fruitcake. It's a place like nowhere else in Australia; and it's also quintessentially Australian. Susan's text describes the life with warmth and heart. This glorious book will make you smile as you turn the pages and lose yourself to the magic of Pittwater.