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Short story: Hammer and Sickle

By Don DeLillo   December 2015


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Don DeLillo is one of America’s greatest writers. His politically engaged fiction has tackled a broad range of subjects from nuclear war to terrorism. In this compelling and very funny short story, “Hammer and Sickle,” DeLillo satirises the world of high finance. We follow the life of a hedge fund manager who has been imprisoned for crimes reminiscent of those committed by the fraudster Bernie Madoff.

We walked across the highway bridge, 39 of us in jumpsuits…

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