Brookline Booksmith will host Gazmend Kapllani in conversation with Laura Tavares to discuss his new book, A Short Border Handbook: A Journey Through the Immigrant’s Labyrinth, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on May 22 at 7 pm. This event is co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves.

An exhilarating and darkly comical exploration of migration and borders from an Albanian who grew up in Hoxha’s madhouse, longing to cross to Greece, only to find another seam of absurdities and disappointments on his eventual arrival.