• Sagas
      2000

      Phuro

      by Veijo O. Baltzar

      The book begins with the author’s introduction and his vision about the origin of the Gypsies. Born from a mare, a dark and temperamental young man encounters prejudices and persecution everywhere due to his different looks and character. People

    • Historical romance
      2008

      In Love and War

      by Veijo O. Baltzar

      Life is busy in a big European city in the late 1930s, where Dromal, the head of his tribe, runs a wide range of business activities that aren’t always above board. It is not only his tribe who benefits from his operations, but also many leading

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      1968

      The Burning Road

      by Veijo O. Baltzar

      When Baltzar’s debut novel, “The Burning Road” (Polttava tie 1968, Swedish translation Brännande väg 1969) was first published, it turned out to be a sensation. The fact that a young Gypsy aged 26 could take his place among

    • Myth & legend told as fiction
      1988

      The Snake Trial Stone

      by Veijo O. Baltzar

      A mysterious stone has appeared on the floor of a cottage. A moist, green stone. No one knows where it has come from. No one knows who has brought it. Is it a sign? The family has no clue that the stone will change all of their lives. No one will be th

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
      1990

      The Black Tango

      by Veijo O. Baltzar

      Elias is a young man ridiculed by destiny, who belongs nowhere and to no one. He lives on the lowest rungs of society; in the shady and seedy parts of Helsinki. He has spent his childhood in foster homes throughout the countryside until finally arrivin

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