Quick Take: The Five Acts of Diego Le贸n

A boy flees the violence of the Mexican Revolution and ends up as a silver screen Romeo
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Orphaned as a boy, Diego Le贸n eventually flees the violence of the Mexican Revolution鈥攁nd the prospect of an arranged marriage. The year is 1927, and he lands in Los Angeles, where he鈥檚 reincarnated as a Latin lover on the silver screen. Even as we mourn the loss of Diego鈥檚 innocence, Alex Espinoza鈥檚 vivid storytelling in The Five Acts of Diego Le贸n leads us through a hall of mirrors that鈥檚 as fragmented and multifaceted as identity itself. (Random House, 320 pages, $26)