The Reindeer Mafia

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GERMANY: Antium Verlag

Original title: Poromafia

Author: Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen

Published: 2016

Genres: Literary Fiction, Crime & Suspense

Pages: 382

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Finnish edition, English sample

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Reindeer Mafia tells the story of the reindeer-rich Nelihanka family that rules the fell county of Utsjoki through property grabs and blackmail. The eldest son Jyppyrä who runs the Wolverine SC snowmobile club becomes the challenger of this cosa nostra of the far north. At stake in the clash between the two criminal factions is not only the control of the village but the future of traditional Sami lifestyle.

Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen

Mikko-Pekka Heikkinen was born in the Finnish countryside and lives in Helsinki. He works as a journalist, specializing on culture and nature. He has written 5 books and his work, praised for its humor and social satire, has been published also in English and Czech. Two of his novels have been adapted as screenplays and Reindeer Mafia is being made into a TV series.


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