Translation by Julia Leverone
Gabriel García Márquez wrote that Haroldo Conti was one of Argentina’s greatest writers. Mascaró, the American Hunter was his final published work. The novel won the 1975 Casa de las Américas Prize, and the following year, it was designated by the military dictatorship as subversive. Conti was captured and brutally tortured, becoming one of Argentina’s disappeared at the age of fifty-one.