Signed and hand-corrected first printing of Martel's metaphysical adventure.
Fine in fine jacket.
"Animals that escape go from the known into the unknown - and if there is one thing an animal hates above all else, it is the unknown."
A lovely copy of the true first (Canadian) edition of the 2001 bestseller and winner of the Man Booker Prize, adapted by Ang Lee in 2012 into the film of the same name. In Pi Patel's philosophical dialogue with two officials investigating his shipwreck with a tiger, a crucial line was omitted, replaced in later printings. In this copy, Martel has written the line in himself: "And so it goes with god."
(Toronto): Alfred A. Knopf Canada, (2001). 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original yellow paper boards. In original unclipped ($32.95) dust jacket with illustration by Jamie Bennett and design by Spencer Francey Peters. xiii, 354 pages. Signed by Martel on title page, with a hand-corrected line addition and second signature to page 350. Minor shelfwear.
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