A Long Way Home - Chapters 13 – Epilogue Summary & Analysis

Saroo Brierley
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Chapter 13: Returning – After visiting with his family, Saroo decided to retrace his footsteps and rail journey to Calcutta. Saroo wondered which rail route to take, knowing his memories from childhood were dim and confused, and knowing that he found his hometown outside the travelable area he had computed using train times. He decided to take the Calcutta (now Kolkata) Mail to retrace his journey, because it still ran the same route it ran in the 1980s. Saroo could only wonder, along the way, what exactly had happened to Guddu. By traveling along the route as a competent and capable adult, Saroo realized he was confronting the worst fears of childhood. Saroo also realized he must have traveled south first, then slept through his hometown station as a child, before ending up heading toward Calcutta. The landscape passing by the train proved to be...

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