Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth’s best-selling novel, THE HUMAN STAIN is the story of Coleman Silk, who throughout his life has been a master of deception and self-reinvention. As a promising college student, Coleman’s first love, Steena, is shattered by a secret. Years later, as an esteemed professor, his career is ruined by false accusations.
Now, as he embarks on a scandalous affair with the mysterious Faunia, Coleman experiences an erotic reawakening that carries him back to the past. But with his resurrected passion also comes the threat of danger from Faunia’s ex-husband, and Coleman is faced with the imperative to expose his true identity before it is too late.
Set in 1998, when the nation [USA] was immersed in the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal, THE HUMAN STAIN is a journey of ambition, individualism, deceit and the yearning for love, which probes the roles of identity and independence, race and prejudice, brutality and tenderness in the shaping of the American psyche.