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By Tuomas Kyro, David McDuff

From a highly renowned, award-winning Finnish author, this unique, profound, and satirical story follows a Romanian beggar residing at the streets of Helsinki.

Vatanescu, a tender Romanian building employee, wishes issues: a destiny for himself and 2 soccer boots for his son. So off he is going to a chilly, darkish nation to beg.

Despite interpreting approximately Finland within the novels of Arto Paasilinna, Vatanescu has no concept what he's in for, and shortly he's residing at the streets of Helsinki, throwing feasts from the contents of a dumpster together with his fellow beggars. Little does he discover, even though, that his supplier is ready to break his bacchanal, and lots more and plenty, a lot more…

As Vatanescu flees from foreign crime agencies in addition to the Finnish police, he reveals an not going better half: a hare who has been sentenced to demise for residing inside of Helsinki’s urban limits. jointly, Vatanescu and his new fellow fugitive set on a trip from Lapland to the nationwide notion Park building web site, to the higher echelons of Finnish politics.

Known for his satirical humor and picaresque kind, Tuomas Kyro bargains an strange story within the vein of Jonas Jonasson’s The Hundred-Year-Old guy and Rachel Joyce’s The not going Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. instantaneously funny and deeply relocating, The Beggar and the Hare is a contemporary journey de strength.

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The girl fell asleep in her mother’s arms. Vatanescu felt tired as he looked at the weary, flu-ridden people, the stooping and the stooped. Behind the Venetian blinds one could hear the city waking up to the morning; the streetlights were going out. In their place the sun tried to break through the veil of cloud, and Vatanescu sank into slumber. He woke up when the little girl tapped his knee with her finger. She was pointing to the number on the board and the number on Vatanescu’s ticket. The dictatorship under which he had grown as a child had given Vatanescu a knowledge of languages.

Farewell to the mill and the centuries-old stables with their stone foundations. The site was levelled and fenced off, and a mobile phone factory built on it. Vatanescu had once applied to work there, but a monkey would have had more luck in getting a job than Vatanescu, for at least a monkey has job options in zoos and on cartoons. Only the cottage belonging to Komar Tudos had survived. It survived as it had done throughout all the upheavals in Europe since the days of Byzantium. Perhaps so that later it would be discovered by some opinionated documentary film-maker from the North who would obtain a grant and prizes for Komar Tudos on the strength of his story.

The girl fell asleep in her mother’s arms. Vatanescu felt tired as he looked at the weary, flu-ridden people, the stooping and the stooped. Behind the Venetian blinds one could hear the city waking up to the morning; the streetlights were going out. In their place the sun tried to break through the veil of cloud, and Vatanescu sank into slumber. He woke up when the little girl tapped his knee with her finger. She was pointing to the number on the board and the number on Vatanescu’s ticket. The dictatorship under which he had grown as a child had given Vatanescu a knowledge of languages.

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