A moving 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 hometown 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.
"A remarkable story.... [Brierley] provides an informative and fascinating insight into how Third World families live with, and somehow survive, their poverty." (Saturday Age)
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Yes it is incredibly moving & a phenomenal story.
Saroo a remarkable little boy & now a remarkable adult.
I loved this story. I cried in the first 5 minutes & was moved to tears many times. When listening to the story of Saroo's early life in India then when he arrived in Kolkata I kept having to remind myself "He's only 5"!
Being an Australian I found the narration really quite difficult to listen to at times, particularly early on, I did get sort of used to it by about halfway. A Canadian trying to sound like an Australian born in India & this time not succeeding. I think it would have been great if you could have had the author narrate it.
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- Carolyn Rutter