Title Profile & Character Information

Sophie's Choice

Annotation
"First published in 1979, this novel opens with Stingo, a young southerner, journeying north in 1947 to become a writer. It leads us into his intellectual and emotional entanglement with his neighbors in a Brooklyn rooming house: Nathan, a tortured, brilliant Jew, and his lover, Sophie, a beautiful Polish woman whose wrist bears the grim tattoo of a concentration camp ... and whose past is strewn with death that she alone survived."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1980  National Book Awards

Characters
NameSophie
GenderFemale
TraitsPolish
Immigrant
Holocaust survivor

GenreHistorical
Tragedy
Classic
Literary
Fiction
Coming of age
TopicsMoral dilemmas
Survival
Holocaust survivors
War crimes
Immigrants
Love-hate relationships
Personal tragedy
SettingFlatbush, New York