Jaroslav Rudiš

The End of Punk in Helsinki

Trans. Caroline Vigent, Morgan Corven
La fin des punks à Helsinki
La fin des punks à Helsinki
Books Editions, 2012, 348 pp
Language: French
Genre: Prose
W: http://rudis.cz/
E: jararudis@centrum.cz

The novel portrays the last punk generation and its legacy after twenty years. Ole doesn’t expect much from his life anymore. He is fourty years old. He smokes, drinks and spends his evenings at a small dingy bar called Helsinky in a large East German city. The battered drinking den is the last haven for his old friends, lovers and deranged regulars. He is haunted by his smoke-coloured memories and the eyes of a young woman who chronicles her private revolution in her authentic diary according to the rhythm of punk music. Cracked relationships, an incessant desire and efflux, a world that changes so rapidly that we have long stopped to understand it – that is The End of Punk in Helsinki.

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Information about the original Czech edition

Konec punku v Helsinkách

Other selected published translations (5)

Punkin loppu Helsingissä Finnish

Koniec punku w Helsinkach Polish

Vom Ende des Punks in Helsinki German

Het einde van de punk in Helsinki Dutch

Helsinki, dove il punk si è fermato Italian

Language: French
Title: La fin des punks à Helsinki
Place: Paris, France
Publisher: Books Editions
Year: 2012
Pages: 348
Genre: Prose