A Long Way Home
G.P. Putnam's Sons
An account of the author's inspirational effort to find his India birthplace describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family, and his headline-making Google Earth search.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Single parent; Separation; Language barrier; Homelessness; Poverty; Multiracial; Race discrimination; adopted child; adoptive family; adoptive mother; adoptive father; adoptive brother; single mother; separated parents; communication barrier; homeless child; displaced; refugee; living in poverty; impoverished family; impoverished parents; impoverished child; starvation; financial hardship; begging; poor; multiracial family; multiple races; skin color; prejudice
male child; male teenager; adult male
adoptive mother and father
India; Hindu; Muslim; Calcutta; brother; siblings; train; survival; New Zealand; Google Earth; Austrailia; Tasmania; orphanage
Brierley, Saroo, "A Long Way Home" (2014). Diverse Families. 1849.