Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis MO 63117
The St. Louis County Library Foundation, HEC Media, the Favorite Author Series, and Left Bank Books present Javier Zamora Author of “Solito: A Memoir."
In one of the most critically-acclaimed books of the year, a young poet shares the story of his harrowing migration to the United States at the age of nine. Javier Zamora recounts the three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador and across the U.S. border. Javier faces perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions alongside fellow migrants who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family. A memoir as gripping as it is moving, “Solito” provides an intimate account not only of a near-impossible journey, but also of the miraculous kindness and love delivered at the most pivotal moments. “Solito” is Javier Zamora’s story, but it’s also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave home.
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