A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

A Memoir

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Number of pages: 288

ISBN-10: 0425276198

ISBN-13: 9780425276198

As a little boy in India Saroo Brierley got lost on a train Twenty-five years later from Australia he found his way back This is what happened in between Born in a poor village in India Saroo lived hand-to-mouth in a one room hut with his mother and three siblings until at age five he mistakenly boarded a train by himself and ended up in Calcutta all the way across the country Uneducated illiterate and unable to recall the name of his hometown he managed to survive for weeks on that citys rough streets Soon after he was adopted by a couple in Tasmania But despite growing up in a loving upper-middle class Aussie family Saroo still clung to the last memories of his hometown and family in India and always wondered if hed ever find them again Amazingly twenty-five years later with some dogged determination and a heap of luck-and the advent of Google Earth-he did A Long Way Home is a poignant and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds celebrating the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit hope

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