The stories in Red Chalk examine present-day issues and Spanish life in recent years and expand our understanding by bringing us closer to the society we live in. They include a person’s biography told in the form of invoices, the nostalgia of a recently unemployed man for the hotels that had become his home, the hurried lives of mothers and fathers, and the routines of people who could be any one of us.
"The pieces selected are the reflection of the confusion all of us feel living at the present time, and of our attempts to interpret, give meaning, heal wounds, anticipate the next blow, and imagine alternatives." Isaac Rosa
Red Chalk includes more than fifty stories organized like sections of a newspaper, recognizing their ties to the printed press, where all of them appeared in the past few years. Revised, expanded, and sometimes rewritten, they show an Isaac Rosa examining social questions and subjects rendered universal through a very personal perspective.