Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Solito: A Memoir By Javier Zamora Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593498064
Availability: Click Title for IN STORE Location
Published: Hogarth - September 6th, 2022

Zamora's first work of prose is a stunning, nearly moment-to-moment recounting of his seven week, 3000 mile journey as a nine year old from El Salvador to the Arizona desert. No family members accompanied him. His parents had already fled the civil war in their home country. Led by one coyote or pollero after another, Javier joined a group of strangers who traveled by bus, boat and foot, on a harrowing, traumatizing journey to join his parents in the United States. Through a nearly unbelievable force of will and the care of three strangers who became his second family, Javier made it. An incredible, unforgettable work of literature. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds