Check out the book, Lion, by Saroo Brierley, as reviewed on the Portobello Book Blog
At the age of just five, Saroo Brierley fell asleep on a train and woke up hundreds of miles away in Calcutta. Unable to find help, he survived for some time on the streets of Calcutta before being taken to an orphanage and soon after adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, with the help of Google Earth, he managed to finally find where he came from and travelled back to India to try to find his family.
Lion was originally published as A Long Way Home and of course recently has been adapted into an award winning film starring Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. I haven’t seen the film – I usually prefer to read a book first – but based on the book, I can imagine it will be quite an emotional rollercoaster.
It’s hard to imagine how a small child could go missing…
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