Thursday, June 18, 2009

The cover for Reino Helismaa's western short stories

This book has been a long time coming - and it's not out for some time now. Perhaps in August. I'll let you know.

The book collects some ten of Finnish singer-songwriter Reino Helismaa's early western short stories, from the late 1930's and early 40's, and it will be published as a small paperback in a limited edition by the Finnish Western Society. The cover artist is Timo Ronkainen who delivered a great job! (I don't think I'll have to tell you who the editor of the book is.)
The book's title: The Village of the Outlaws and Other Western Short Stories.


Frank Loose said...

Striking cover. Are there plans for an English edition?

Juri said...

Thanks, Frank. I like it myself.

The nostalgia factor in this book works only in Finland and the stories are pretty much clichéd six-gun stuff (even though there's lots of humour in some of the stories, as the writer, Reino Helismaa, wrote also lots of funny stuff for the movies and also in his songs), and I'm not sure if the stories would work amongst the foreign audience.

SusuPetal said...

Is this book sold at Turku Book Fair?

Juri said...

Susu, it's surely buyable, but we don't have a stand there.