Javier Zamora – Solito: A Memoir

In 1999, a nine-year-old boy left his tiny village in El Salvador to join his parents who had emigrated to America some years before. His astonishing nine-week, 3,000-mile journey, without friends or family, is the heart of JAVIER ZAMORA’s riveting memoir. He writes in the pitch-perfect voice of that child as he makes his perilous way, on foot, by boat, bus, and truck, recalling moments of true terror and unexpected tenderness. In conversation with legendary bookseller MITCHELL KAPLAN, Zamora will speak about the book, how he was finally able to write it, about trauma, healing, and hope, and becoming the celebrated poet and writer he is.