Sophie's Choice (Paperback)
A powerful and heart-wrenching novel, set mainly in 1947 Brooklyn. Our narrator, Stingo, is an aspiring writer from Tidewater, VA who falls into step with the manic, charismatic Nathan and his girlfriend, Sophie. Stingo's summer with the couple will lead him to ruminate on the South, Nazi Germany, and the true nature of evil.— Norma B.
Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan toward destruction.