Brand: New Directions
- Publish Date: 2001-11-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Veza Canetti
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Spare, dark, and cinematic, The Tortoises describes life in the Nazi reign of terror.A renowned writer and his wife live quietly in a beautiful villa outside Vienna, until the triumphant Nazis start subjecting their Jewish hosts to ever greater humiliations. Veza Canetti focuses on seemingly ordinary people to epitomize the horror: one flag-happy German kills a sparrow before a group of little children; another, more entrepreneurial Nazi brands tortoises with swastikas to sell as souvenirs commemorating the Anschluss.