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Lion (Digital Audiobook)

By Saroo Brierley, Vikas Adam (Narrator)

Publication Date: October 31, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/27/2017)
Paperback (2/28/2017)
Paperback (11/1/2016)
MP3 CD (11/1/2016)
Compact Disc (11/1/2016)
Compact Disc (11/1/2016)

Description

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.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 his family.A media sensation, #1 international bestseller, and now an Academy Award-nominated motion picture, Lion 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.


About the Author

When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost birthplace half a world away, his story made global headlines. That story is being published in several languages around the world and has been adapted into a major feature film. Brierley was born in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He currently lives in Hobart, Tasmania.