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Lion : AKA A Long Way Home - Saroo Brierley

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Published: 28th November 2016
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A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, now a major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines.

Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth led him to pore over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for.

Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.

Lion: A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story that celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.

About the Author

Saroo Brierley was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Slightly different to movie, but still a remarkable story.

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    Saw the ad for the movie, and were going on a trip so thought this might be a good read. Not disappointed.
    Fairly light reading, but that's not a negative.
    A remarkable story of survival and resolution.
    The movie is worth seeing, too.

     
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      I saw the film first and had to buy the book. Such a tragic thing to happen to a little child but with a very happy outcome.

       
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          This is a very moving story and so good to know that the young man found his biological family, as well as loving his adopted family.

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          'We urge you to step behind the headlines and have a read of this absorbing account ... With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo ... recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation.' Weekly Review

          'A remarkable story ... [Brierley] provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty.' Saturday Age

          'I literally could not put this book down ... [Saroo's] return journey will leave you weeping with joy and the strength of the human spirit.' Manly Daily

          'A feel-good read about a remarkable journey.' Sun-Herald

          'As well as the tale of his quest, he provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty.' The Age

          'An incredible story of how one boy survived and prevailed through extreme circumstances to change his fortunes.' femail.com.au

          ISBN: 9780143572305
          ISBN-10: 014357230X
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 272
          Published: 28th November 2016
          Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1  x 2.2
          Weight (kg): 0.23