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.
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.
New York Post
“An incredible story.”
“The emotional journey of Saroo Brierley…will melt hearts around the globe.”
“So incredible that sometimes it reads like a work of fiction.”
Winnipeg Free Press
“Absorbing…With clear recollections and good old-fashioned storytelling, Saroo…recalls the fear of being lost and the anguish of separation.”
Weekly Review (Australia)
“A remarkable story.”
Sydney Morning Herald Review
“Vikas Adam’s rich voice and smooth delivery results in a polished performance of this miraculous memoir.”
Library Journal (starred review)
Vikas Adam has numerous credits in theater, film, and television. His fifty-plus audiobooks span genres and include The City of Devi, A Free Man, The Far Pavilions, Ender’s Game Alive: The Audioplay, Dreams and Shadows, and Tesla’s Attic. He’s an Audie nominee and Earphones Award recipient. He has a BFA in theater from Syracuse University and an MFA in acting from UCLA, where he’s a lecturer in the theater department.
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- Publisher: Blackstone Audio
- Genre: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4708-6323-4