A Long Way Home
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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 city s 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 he d 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 First it was a media sensation Then it became the 1 international bestseller A Long Way Home Now it s Lion the major motion picture starring Dev Patel Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara nominated for six Academy Awards This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again At only five years old Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia Despite his gratitude Brierley always wondered about his origins Eventually with the advent of Google Earth he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack

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