Bestseller Solito by Javier Zomora is an autobiography about the journey he made alone as a 9-year-old from El Salvador to America to reunite with his previously fled parents.
Trip. My parents started saying that word very often a year ago when we called. “One day you will make a trip to us. Some kind of adventure."
That adventure turns out to be a journey of 5000 kilometers, which Javier Zamora makes at the age of nine with a people smuggler and a few complete strangers. From El Salvador via Guatemala and Mexico to America for a reunion with his mother, who fled four years earlier, and his father, whom he can barely remember.
Solito is a gripping and beautifully written account of an almost impossible journey to the land of Big Macs and big dreams. Moreover, it is a story about humanity, hope and love that shows itself at the most unexpected moments. It is the story of Javier and at the same time that of millions of refugees who had no choice but to leave home and hearth behind.
“Solito is an important, beautiful work.” —The New York Times
“One of the Best Books of the Year” – The Washington Post
"A great story about perseverance and how far people will go to help each other in difficult times. This is a phenomenal book” – Dave Eggers