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The Invisible Hand
Original title: La mano invisible

The Invisible Hand

Original title: La mano invisible

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.

Highlights The Invisible Hand


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

Rights sold

Wereldbibliotheek (The Netherlands), Astor (Sweden).

Option publishers

Christian Bourgois (France), Klett-Cotta (Germany), Planeta Manuscrito (Portugal), Utopija (Serbia), Olma Media Group (Russia).

Technical data

Publishing date: | 384 pages | ISBN: 978-84-322-9107-4 | Imprint: Seix Barral

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