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The Resource A long way home, Saroo Brierley ; with Larry Buttrose

A long way home, Saroo Brierley ; with Larry Buttrose

Label
A long way home
Title
A long way home
Statement of responsibility
Saroo Brierley ; with Larry Buttrose
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One evening, five-year-old Saroo left his poor village home in India to watch his older brother work at the next town's train station. His life was about to be utterly transformed. Lost and alone on an unfamiliar train, he found himself taken across the country and deposited in a strange city, unable to explain who he was or where he was from. He'd arrived in Calcutta. After weeks of defying the odds on the city's notoriously dangerous streets, Saroo was taken in by a government agency and, after failed attempts to find his family, was miraculously adopted by an Australian couple, the Brierleys, and taken to start a new life in Hobart. As an adult, though, he never forgot his Indian roots and kept trying to work out where he came from. With the advent of Google Earth, his long inquiry began to bear fruit: as the technology improved, he was, against all the odds, able to find what he thought was his home neighbourhood of Ganesh Talai - and go in search of his family. Even more astonishingly, he found them. Here, Saroo Brierley tells the extraordinary story behind this otherwise ordinary 32-year-old Aussie bloke, from the dirt floors of his birth home to the hills of Hobart and back again. He describes his incredulity at finding his birth mother, his heartbreak at learning of his brother's fate, and that fateful day over a quarter of a century ago
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
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Brierley, Saroo
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Buttrose, Larry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brierley, Saroo
  • Brierley, Saroo
  • Brierley, Saroo
  • East Indians
  • Adoptees
  • Adoptees
  • Missing children
  • Adopted children
  • Adopted children
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Family reunions
  • Birthparents
  • Hobart (Tas.)
  • Kolkata (India)
Target audience
general
Label
A long way home, Saroo Brierley ; with Larry Buttrose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
304 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683244011
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01279186
Label
A long way home, Saroo Brierley ; with Larry Buttrose
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point Large Print edition.
Extent
304 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683244011
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017009423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(CaOWLBI)pr01279186

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