About the book
One sweltering summer’s day, several human lives are led to their apotheosis from a famous square in Antwerp. While the sun climbs over the roofs and the day slowly turns around, a Polish prostitute, a lecturer in literature and a tramp wander about, each with a secret. Who is the woman who spends her days counting on the platforms of the central Metropoolplein? How much resentment is there in the young man hiding in a room at the Terminus Hotel? And what is the tram driver longing for when he turns onto the square for the last time?
Every one of their stories is moving, sometimes horrifying and occasionally disconcerting. The city square forms the decor and it alone sees the whole picture. With stylistic ingenuity Gie Bogaert pays refined homage to the power of invention.