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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La fin des punks à Helsinki French
Koniec punku w Helsinkach Polish