Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with fiction writer Peter Mountford about his new novel "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism," which tells the story of Gabriel de Boya, a recent college graduate who works for an unscrupulous hedge fund while pretending to be a freelance journalist. Mountford drew on his own experience for the book. Just out of college, he was hired to write about the economy of Ecuador for a nonprofit think tank. He later discovered that the think tank was running a hedge fund out of its back office.
Jess Walters, author of "The Financial Lives of the Poets" describes "A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism" as a "parable of the voracious global economy."
April 14 , 2011 PORTLAND, OR: Reading at Powell's City of Books (Burnside) with Alexi Zentner, author of Touch