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.
About the Author
William Styron (1925-2006), born in Newport News, Virginia, was one of the greatest American writers of his generation. Styron published his first book, "Lie Down in Darkness", at age twenty-six and went on to write such influential works as the controversial and Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Confessions of Nat Turner" and the international bestseller "Sophie's Choice".