Original title: Kun aika loppuu
Author: Elina Hirvonen
Genre: Literary Fiction
Helsinki, less than a decade in the future. Laura Anttila is lecturing at the university on climate change, hope, and the responsibility of humans. In the hallway, she is confronted by two police officers.
Laura's daughter Aava encounters a woman who has just lost her daughter in a Somalian village. Having returned to her apartment, Laura hears that someone is shooting at people from the rooftop of the Lasipalatsi building in Helsinki.
When Time Runs Out is a powerful novel about parenthood, about finding your place, and about the responsibility of people to intervene in the course of events.
'When Time Runs Out' is a heavy story about a burdensome world, but it is told with such clarity that the reader can't receive it with other than applause. It is a dispassionate book about subjects that have been screaming to be talked about: the environmental crisis, mental health and losing it, loneliness, and losing hope.
- Nina Lehtinen, Aamulehti newspaper, 01.04.2015
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CROATIA: Naklada Ljevak
CZECH REPUBLIC: Omega Publishing
LITHUANIA: Baltos Lankos
SWEDEN: Leopard Förlag