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Lioness : the extraordinary untold story of Sue Brierley, mother of Saroo, the boy known as LION

Author :  Sue Brierley

Product Details

  • Country Australia
  • Publisher Viking, Australia
  • ISBN9780143796039
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Info287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight455 gms.
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Product Description

A powerful and moving account of adopting the boy who inspired the motion picture Lion. Saroo Brierley's journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became an internationally bestselling book and inspired the major motion picture LION. But the story of how his adoptive mother, Sue, came into his life half a world away in Tasmania is every bit as riveting. In this uplifting and deeply personal book Sue reveals for the first time her own traumatic childhood. The daughter of a violent alcoholic whose business gambles left her family destitute, she grew up in geographic and emotional isolation. When Sue married and broke free of her father she was determined to also sever the cycle of despair, and made the selfless decision not to have a biological child. Instead, inspired by a vision she'd had as a young girl, she chose to adopt two children in need - Saroo and Mantosh. Little did she imagine that twenty-five years later she would be portrayed on screen by another Australian mother who chose to adopt - Nicole Kidman. Moving and inspiring, Lioness explores the myth of motherhood, how families are formed in many ways, and how love and perseverance can bring us together.

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