A taxidermist is writing a play about human attacks on animal biodiversity, using the Holocaust as an allegory. Can any author, no matter how gifted, deal creatively with the hardest and cruelest moments of twentieth-century history? One thing is certain: Martel is courageous.
Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010)
May 18, 2010