Born in a poor village in India, Saroo lived hand to mouth in a one-room hut with his mother and three siblings . . . until the five-year-old boarded a train alone and got lost. For twenty-five years.
This is the story of what happened to Saroo in those twenty-five years. How he wound up on the streets of Calcutta. And survived. How he later wound up in Tasmania, living the life of an upper-middle-class Aussie. And how, at thirty years old, with some dogged determination and a heap of luck - and the advent of Google Earth - he found his way home.
Lion is a triumphant true story of survival against all odds and a shining example of the extraordinary feats we can achieve when hope endures.