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
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
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.
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