Called home by her father’s imminent death, she confronts both the past she thought she’d left behind and her uncertain future. For solace she turns to her aunt’s former husband, Will Hand, a professor and nature writer. But their affair is brief and leaves her more uncertain than ever.
Back in New York, Pauline realizes that her life onstage cannot make up for the emptiness of her life offstage. Her return to Texas was a transforming experience, leading her ultimately to come to terms with her childhood memories, her marriage, her dramatic ambitions, and finally, herself.
The Perfect Sonya, first published in 1987 by Viking Penguin, won the Jesse Jones Award for the Best Novel of 1987 from the Texas Institute of Letters.
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Published by Texas Christian University Press