Solito: A Memoir (Libro en Inglés)

$ 968.00
ISBN: 9780593498064
por Hogarth
ISBN: 9780593498064
Editorial: Hogarth
Autor: Zamora, Javier
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 400
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY • A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family.“I read Solito with my heart in my throat and did not burst into tears until the last sentence. What a person, what a writer, what a book.”—Emma Straub“A riveting tale of perseverance and the lengths humans will go to help each other in times of struggle.”—Dave EggersTrip. My parents started using that word about a year ago—“one day, you’ll take a trip to be with us. Like an adventure.”Javier Zamora’s adventure is a three-thousand-mile journey from his small town in El Salvador, through Guatemala and Mexico, and across the U.S. border. He will leave behind his beloved aunt and grandparents to reunite with a mother who left four years ago and a father he barely remembers. Traveling alone amid a group of strangers and a “coyote” hired to lead them to safety, Javier expects his trip to last two short weeks.At nine years old, all Javier can imagine is rushing into his parents’ arms, snuggling in bed between them, and living under the same roof again. He cannot foresee the perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, pointed guns, arrests and deceptions that await him; nor can he know that those two weeks will expand into two life-altering months alongside fellow migrants who will come to encircle him like an unexpected family.A memoir as gripping as it is moving, Solito 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. Solito is Javier Zamora’s story, but it’s also the story of millions of others who had no choice but to leave ReviewAn Amazon Best Book of September 2022:Javier is a precocious 9-year-old, the valedictorian of his class, being raised by his aunt and grandparents in El Salvador—preparing to make a harrowing 3,000-mile journey alone to America to reunite with his parents. With a black backpack and a change of clothes, his grandpa leaves him with a “coyote” who promises the trip will take two weeks. That’s not what happens. Javier grew up to be a poet, as the cinematic writing makes clear. Readers are in the desert with him, thirsting for water, dodging cacti, rooting for the group through injury, separation, raids. Javier experiences childlike wonder at the perilous “adventure,” wrenching bravado (my heart shattered when he declared, “I don’t want anyone to think I’m a little kid”), and raw honesty. At one point while reading, I looked at the clock, noted it was after midnight, and yet kept turning pages. You can’t look away, and that’s the point: This is Javier’s story, and that of so many people who risk everything at the chance of a better life. —Lindsay Powers, Amazon EditorReview“A gripping memoir… Solito is special for many reasons, but the main one is Zamora’s voice and the energy of his vivid retelling of his journey . . . And that makes it required reading.”—Gabino Iglesias, NPR“Zamora . . . recounts in absorbing detail the dangerous, weekslong journey he took from El Salvador to reunite with his parents in the United States when he was just 9.”—The New York Times (One of September’s Most Anticipated Books)“The magic of this book lies not only in the beguiling voice of young Javier, or the harrowing journey and immense bravery of the migrants, or in the built-in hero’s journey of this narrative. It’s hard to reconcile the fact that this book hasn’t always been with us. How can something so essential and fundamental to the American story not already be part of our canon?”—San Francisco Chronicle“An important, beautiful work.”—The New York Times Book Review“A monumental accomplishment.”—Oprah Daily“Crafted with stunning intimacy…you’ll feel so close to
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