THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Born in a poor village in India, Saroo lived hand to mouth in a one-room hut with his mother and three siblings . . .until the five-year-old boarded a train alone and got lost. For twenty-five years.
This is the story of what happened to Saroo in those twenty-five years. How he wound up on the streets of Calcutta. And survived. How he later wound up in Tasmania, living the life of an upper-middle-class Aussie. And how, at thirty years old, with some dogged determination and a heap of luck—and the advent of Google Earth—he found his way home.
Lion is a triumphant true story of survival against all odds and a shining example of the extraordinary feats we can achieve when hope endures.
Previously published as A Long Way Home
Born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India, Saroo Brierley lives in Hobart, Tasmania, where he manages a family business, Brierley Marine, with his father. Saroo’s story has been published in several languages and is now a major motion picture from The Weinstein Company.