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This entire novel consists of a discussion between two friends one who just returned from Europe, the other a young accountant about a grand birthday party neither one was able to attend. This doesn't stop them from swapping stories and hypotheses, which balloon into a riveting depiction of the complexities of life, especially at the dawn of Argentina's Dirty War.
About the Author
Juan Jose Saer was the leading Argentinian writer of the post-Borges generation. The author of numerous novels and short-story collections (including "Scars" and "La Grande"), Saer was awarded Spain s prestigious Nadal Prize in 1987 for "The Event."
Steve Dolph is the founder of "Calque," a journal of literature in translation. His translation of Juan Jose Saer's "Scars" was a finalist for the 2012 Best Translated Book Award.