The Bailout

Karo Hämäläinen

Original title: Kolmikulma

Author: Karo Hämäläinen

Published: 2012

Publisher: WSOY

Genres: Literary Fiction, Crime & Suspense

Pages: 380

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A topical, timely novel delving into the core of the European debt crisis.

The socialist opposition leader of Hellenia is ready to do his last favour to his fatherland: to sign – and to resign. A young and eager hedge fund salesman has his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show his boss what he is capable of. When the politician is kidnapped, billions of dollars are at risk (as well as some secondary matters, such as human lives).
In The Bailout, people and countries behave like the stock market: they pretend to be something they are not.

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About author

Karo Hämäläinen

Karo Hämäläinen (b. 1976) has two passions: literature and the stock market, and has a 15-year background as an economics reporter. He works as the managing editor managing editor of Parnasso, Finland’s best-known literary publication. Hämäläinen’s novel The Buyout was shortlisted for the Savonia Prize in 2011 and received the Tampere Literary Prize in 2012.

Hämäläinen has studied both in the humanities and in economics. Following stints in Helsinki, Munich and Berlin, he now lives in Tampere, Finland. He is a popular lecturer and guest commentator, and has had his own radio show. In his professional work, he uses Finnish, English, German and Swedish. In his spare time, Hämäläinen likes reading and running; his record marathon time set in 2010 is 3:04:04.


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