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Neva Hafta: A Novel

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Neva Hafta: A Novel

Meet Nick—young, single, handsome, and about to lose his mother to breast cancer. Upon hearing that she has only eighteen months to live, Nick decides that he wants her to see her only child get married before she dies. Backed by his friend and editor, Craig, Nick sets out to find a wife in a year's time, anonymously writing about his hell-bent search for love in a column for the San Diego Reader. In no time, Nick's hilarious struggles with a self-absorbed actress, a foreign med student, a driven political aide, and a down-to-earth movie star transform "Anonymous" into the talk of the town—and then the nation. Trapped by his faceless celebrity, burdened with an outlandishly single best friend, hamstrung by a floundering acting career, and overwhelmed by the fear of losing his mother, Nick becomes more and more desperate as time runs out. Can a man who was always convinced he would "neva hafta" settle for an uninspiring relationship find true love—on a timeline?

Neva Hafta: A Novel
by Edwardo Jackson

  • Publication Date: October 14, 2003
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Villard
  • ISBN-10: 0375757740
  • ISBN-13: 9780375757747