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A long way home

Author: Saroo Brierley; Larry Buttrose
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2015. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Berkley trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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"--
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Saroo Brierley; Saroo Brierley; Saroo Brierley; Saroo Brierley; Saroo Brierley; Saroo Brierley; Saroo Brierley; Saroo Bierley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saroo Brierley; Larry Buttrose
ISBN: 9780425276198 0425276198
OCLC Number: 910633541
Description: 273 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Remembering --
Getting Lost --
Survival --
Salvation --
A New Life --
My Mum's Journey --
Growing Up --
Resuming the Search --
Finding Home --
Meeting My Mother --
Reconnection --
Reaching Out --
Returning --
Epilogue --
Map: My Journey Across India.
Responsibility: Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose.

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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"--

"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."--Back cover.

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