- Stock (France)
- Helikon Kiado (Hungary)
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About the book
Bear has lost three wives in childbirth. His third partner bore him a child before dying, the other two died with a child in their belly. After so much loss he considers himself cursed. From Amsterdam, Bear calls on God to unravel the supposed curse. He looks back at his final years in 16th-century Antwerp, the city he fled.
The city overflows with trade and money, but a great unrest prevails as well. Bear witnesses the escalating tension up close in his tavern where free thoughts and sweet wine flow, and where a secret society hatches plans. Everything is primed when, thanks to reckless world conquerors, a wild woman arrives in his tavern. Wild Woman is a dazzling, monumental novel about Antwerp in the 16th century: a raging city at a turning point in her history.