Sophie's Choice Author:William Styron The heroine of Styron's novel is based on a Polish survivor of Auschwitz he knew when he lived in a Brooklyn rooming house in the late 1940s. The narrator--in the tradition of Fitzgerald's Nick Carraway in THE GREAT GATSBY--is Stingo, the young Southern writer who falls in love with Sophie, his upstairs neighbor, and tells her dramatic story and... more » that of Nathan, the mad genius who loves her but is obsessed with the horrors of the Holocaust.
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.« less
Tis book is one of my favorites. It is written with humor and compassion. The subject matter is adult and can be very depressing as it deals with horrific after effects of the Jewish Massacre of WW2. I consider it one of the finest books ever written on the subject.