First novel by exile Chilian writer Luis Sepulveda. This is a wonderful lyrical tale of survival in a wild and dangerous nature by accepting it and not destroying it. Antonio came to the deep of the Amazon forest to start a new life instead he found death, extreme condition and ultimately freedom. Freedom to live among the native, among nature. In his old age, he remembered he could read and spends his time in his little one room house reading loves storiesand watching life go by on the great river. But civilization is never satisfied and one greedy man changes the balance of nature and Antonio must go on his last hunt for a great predator bent on killing many, many men.