Study Guide

Life of Pi Part 1, Chapter 34

By Yann Martel

Part 1, Chapter 34

  • Pi informs us they have sold most of the zoo animals to other zoos.
  • A colossal amount of paperwork exchanges hands.
  • Some Americans show up in Pondicherry to inspect the animals. We mention this because the Americans have "bone-crushing handshakes." Martel doesn't know, as a Canadian, that the firm handshake is a national pastime.