A long way home: a memoir

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The miraculous and triumphant story of a young man who rediscovers not only his childhood life and home…but an identity long-since left behind.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 he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. That story is being published in several languages around the world and is currently being adapted into a major feature film. Brierley was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania.
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subject_facetAdopted children -- Australia -- Tasmania -- Biography
Birthparents -- India -- Identification
Brierley, Saroo
Brierley, Saroo -- Family
Brierley, Saroo -- Travel -- India
East Indians -- Australia -- Biography
Hobart (Tas.) -- Biography
Intercountry adoption -- Australia -- Tasmania
Intercountry adoption -- India
Kolkata (India) -- Biography
Large type books
title_displayA long way home
title_fullA Long Way Home A Memoir
A long way home / Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose
A long way home : a memoir [electronic resource] / Saroo Brierley
title_shortA long way home
title_suba memoir
topic_facetAdopted children
Biography & Autobiography
Birthparents
Brierley, Saroo
East Indians
Family
Family & Relationships
Identification
Intercountry adoption
Large type books
Nonfiction
Travel