Elisio Depina Shares Memoir of ‘Broken Boy’ in Debut Publication

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Author’s triumphant journey from homelessness to higher education inspires readers.

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Could the choices a 5-year-old boy made set in motion forces that would deliver him from a desperate fate in Cape Verde to a life rich in promise in Boston? Elisio Depina’s debut book “Unbroken Boy: A Memoir of Hope and Survival” (published by Xlibris) answers the aforementioned query as it follows the boy in question as he transforms pain, deprivation and loneliness into a quest to claim the joys of life.

Depina’s memoir is a classic “the child is the father of the man” narrative. Inserting a 5-year-old boy into elemental conflicts introduces a metaphysical perspective that strips the life struggle to its essence. A relentless dynamic of contrasts propels the story line. Against the pristine natural beauty of the Cape Verde Islands, the author must survive as a small boy against powerful, antagonistic forces, both human and physical.

“The ultimate message of the book is to never give up, no matter what the circumstances are,” Depina emphasizes. “And it can inspire readers with that simple, yet profound life lesson.”

As he shares a real person’s story of triumph over adversities, the author hopes that readers will learn the importance of decision making and its impact, both negative and positive, in their lives. The need for people to have a stronger understanding of the power of intuition is also an important life lesson everyone can draw from this soulful and inspiring memoir.

“Unbroken Boy: A Memoir of Hope and Survival”
By Elisio Depina
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781503578890
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781503578906
E-Book | 174 pages | ISBN 9781503578913
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Elisio Depina recently graduated from the University of New Haven with a master’s degree in public administration. However, he chose to work in the field of counseling instead because he wants to ensure no one lives a life like the one he had experienced. Presently he works as a young adult counselor at the Work Place, a nonprofit career center, assisting students to prepare for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). Depina also helps young adults find employment and connect them to community resources, such as shelter and GED programs. Using his personal story, he motivates and advises students to continue their education. When he is not working or writing, Depina is a motivational speaker to middle, high school and college students.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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