A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

Author(s): Saroo Brierley

Location(s): India, Melbourne, Tasmania

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Late 20th/Early 21st Century

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Lion is the heartbreaking and inspiring original true story of the lost little boy who found his way home twenty-five years later and is now a major film starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.

As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. 

Five-year-old Saroo lived in a poor village in India, in a one-room hut with his mother and three siblings… until the day he boarded a train alone and got lost. For twenty-five years.

This is the story of what happened to Saroo in those twenty-five years. How he ended up on the streets of Calcutta. And survived. How he then ended up in Tasmania, living the life of an upper-middle-class Aussie. And how, at thirty years old, with some dogged determination, a heap of good luck and the power of Google Earth, he found his way back home.

Lion is a triumphant true story of survival against all odds and a shining example of the extraordinary feats we can achieve when hope endures.

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Author: tripfiction

Two small children run through the main train station in Pushkar, bright red mud and sand caked into their hair. They pull at our trousers and beg for money for naan bread and shampoo,...

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