From the book jacket: A swashbuckling
adventure story that reveals for the first time how Diego de la
Vega became the masked man we all know so well. Between
California and Barcelona, the New World and the Old, the persona
of Zorro is formed, a great hero is born, and the legend begins.
After many adventures -- duels at dawn, fierce battles with
pirates at sea, and impossible rescues -- Diego de la Vega, a.k.a.
Zorro, returns to America to reclaim the hacienda on which he was
raised and to seek justice for all who cannot fight for it
Comment: Once they got over the shock of Allende writing about a fictional cartoon character in the first place, most critics came out in favor of Allende's version ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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