The book compiles ten stories that appeal to memory, recalling the heroism of youth, dreams, loves, hopes and frustrations, with a patina of melancholy.
This set of stories - whose plots cover the years of dictatorship and the transition to democracy during the 90s - showcases the recent history of Chile. The horror of state violence, secret prisons, intelligence services, the Constitution of 1980 and the installation of neoliberalism, the handover of state companies at the price of eggs. Then, the demobilization of citizens, the exacerbation of individualism, the fierce market empire, the false neoliberal promise to produce wealth for all, the delusion of making Chile the jaguar of Latin America, the privatization of everything, the disappearance of the State, the management of the media.
In short: when the virus of senselessness corrodes old and modern spaces, when those invisible enemies are mimicked in a ruthless neoliberalism whose only goal continues to be unbridled greed, this recreated mise-en-scène by Diego Muñoz represents a timeless leap forward, while at the same time it frankly warns us of the dangers of societies devoid of an essential element: their spirit of brotherhood.