Jaroslav Rudiš

The End of Punk in Helsinki

Trans. Eero Balk
Punkin loppu Helsingissä
Punkin loppu Helsingissä
Basam Books, 2012, 290 pp
Language: Finnish
Genre: Prose
W: http://rudis.cz/
E: jararudis@centrum.cz

This novel portrays the last punk generation and its legacy after twenty years. Ole doesn’t expect much from life anymore. He is forty years old. He smokes, drinks and spends his evenings at a small dingy bar called Helsinki 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 to the rhythm of punk music. Cracked relationships, an incessant desire and efflux, a world that changes so rapidly that we have long stopped understanding 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)

La fin des punks à Helsinki French

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: Finnish
Title: Punkin loppu Helsingissä
Place: Helsinki
Publisher: Basam Books
Year: 2012
Pages: 290
Genre: Prose