Sophie and the Rising Sun: Maggie Greenwald’s Interracial Drama

Set in the autumn of 1941 in a fishing village in South Carolina, Maggie Greenwald’s Sophie and the Rising Sun tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history.

As World War II rages in Europe, Mr. Ohta appears in the town under mysterious circumstances. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism, bigotry and violence sweeps through the town.

Three women, each with her own secrets – Sophie, along with the town matriarch and her housekeeper – reject local law and propriety, risking their lives with their actions.