Book jacket


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. Always wondered about his origins, and with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home. After years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

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Other Authors: Buttrose, Larry, 1952-, contributor.


  • 9781405930994
  • 9780735233690
  • 0735233691

Edition: New American Library trade paperback edition.

Description: 273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm

Other Title:

  • Long way home
  • Lion : as a five-year-old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, from Australia, I found my way back. This is what happened in between


  • "Previously published as A long way home : a memoir"--Cover.
  • "Now a major motion picture" -- Cover.


  • 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.

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