As this is not a common subject for contemporary fiction we must issue a warning: in this novel, the characters work. A lot. In fact, they don’t do anything else. And the work is not exactly creative or intellectual; they are not film makers or researchers, certainly not writers. Some even work with their hands. And sweat. And, of course, get tired. And sick, hurt, bored, and desperate. Each morning they feel the depression so familiar to workers who expected something else from their adult lives. The pages of La mano invisible contain people who lay bricks, work on an assembly line, cut meat, sew, polish and load. But they don’t know why. Just one thing is for sure: a hand is pulling the strings.
In La mano invisible, Isaac Rosa addresses one of the great but least explored themes of our time; the work environment.
“A careful and brilliant prose stylist, well endowed with the gifts of irony, parody and sarcastic motes.” RICARDO SENABRE, El Cultural, El Mundo
“Some impeccable and uncompromising narrative constructions.” JOAQUÍN ARNÁIZ, La Razón
Wereldbibliotheek (The Netherlands), Astor (Sweden).
Christian Bourgois (France), Klett-Cotta (Germany), Planeta Manuscrito (Portugal), Utopija (Serbia), Olma Media Group (Russia).