By Saroo Brierley
The amazing and positive tale of a tender guy who rediscovers not just his formative years existence and home...but an id long-since left behind.
At in basic terms 5 years previous, Saroo Brierley received misplaced on a teach in India. not able to learn or write or remember the identify of his native land or maybe his personal final identify, he survived on my own for weeks at the tough streets of Calcutta prior to eventually being transferred to an organization and followed by means of a pair in Australia.
Despite his gratitude, Brierley constantly puzzled approximately his origins. ultimately, with the arrival of Google Earth, he had the chance to seem for the needle in a haystack he as soon as referred to as domestic, and pore over satellite tv for pc photographs for landmarks he may perhaps realize or mathematical equations that may extra slender down the labyrinthine map of India. at some point, after years of looking, he miraculously chanced on what he used to be trying to find and trigger to discover his family.
A good way Home is a relocating, poignant, and inspirational actual tale of survival and triumph opposed to remarkable odds. It celebrates the significance of by no means letting move of what drives the human spirit: hope.
When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to discover his long-lost birthplace part an international away, his tale made worldwide headlines. That tale is being released in numerous languages worldwide and is at the moment being tailored right into a significant function movie. Brierley was once born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He presently lives in Hobart, Tasmania.
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A Long Way Home: A Memoir by Saroo Brierley