Solito: A Memoir

Solito-A Memoir

By Javier Zamora. The true story of the author’s three-thousand-mile journey to the U.S. to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone as a nine year old amid a group of strangers, he leaves his small town in El Salvador, goes through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border with a “coyote” hired to lead them to safety. Expecting his trip to last two weeks, he encounters perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that expand his trek to two months. The book provides an immediate and intimate account not only of a treacherous and near-impossible journey, but also of the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most unexpected moments from other migrants who come to encircle him like an unexpected family along the way. Read more.