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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.

'Amazing stuff' The New York Post

'So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction' Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)

'A remarkable story' Sydney Morning Herald Review

'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 (Australia)

'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 (Australia)

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ISBN-13: 9781405930994
ISBN-10: 1405930993
Pagini: 272
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.22 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Saroo Brierley is an India-born Australian businessman. He grew up with an adopted family in Tasmania, Australia.


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The extraordinary story of a boy who lost his mother, and twenty-five years later found her on Google.
Five-year-old Saroo's elder brothers worked as sweepers in local trains to help their struggling mother. One day, they took him with them, but exhausted little Saroo fell asleep on a train. When he awoke, he was in Calcutta, surrounded by a crowd of strangers. Saroo, poor and illiterate, neither knew his last name nor that of the town he came from. In a single night he had lost his entire family and joined Calcutta's countless children who had nowhere to call home.
Saroo's story tells of his childhood in Khandwa, in Madhya Pradesh, and his days as a street boy in Calcutta; of his miraculous adoption by an Australian couple and, twenty-five years after losing her, Saroo's search for his mother - via Google - and their ultimate reunion. Moving and inspiring, Lion: A Long Way Home, is an unforgettable story.