The Burning Road
Baltzar’s first novel The Burning Road (Polttava tie 1968, Brännande väg 1969) was a sensation. It was the first book ever written about the Roma and their culture, as seen through the eyes of a Roma in Finland. The novel was also published in Sweden.
The Burning Road is a novel about travelling, traditions and confrontations with the majority. It tells about the faith of the Roma in Finland, enlightening the harsh conditions of travelling life style in a cold Nordic country.