A Novel by Joseph Sciuto



Why do we strive to survive... if not to help each other?


Why do we exist?  Joe thought he knew...

Despite being the successful screenwriter behind a series of blockbuster movies, Joe's personal life is in shambles. 

He hasn’t had a date in over eighteen years, and his relationship with his daughter, Sofia, has gone off the rails.  

Once a sweet and affectionate child for whom Joe was the sole parent, Sofia’s personality changed dramatically in her early teens.

Sofia's increasingly explosive, irrational behavior has wreaked havoc on Joe’s family back home in the Bronx.

During a visit with a specialist after experiencing neck pain, Joe meets Kentucky-born beauty, Jennifer.

Jennifer is a pediatric oncology nurse, and over lunch, she and Joe hit it off. Joe soon learns how affable, charming, intelligent and compassionate Jennifer is, and quickly moves to make room for her in his life. 

For the first time in decades, Joe can see the possibility of a real romantic relationship, but it’s not long before Sofia’s behavior begins to interfere with his one chance at love.

As the relationships between the daughter, the nurse, and the screenwriter intertwine, Joe discovers what it means to be a family.

He learns just how dark life can be for those whose families are torn apart by illness and loss. 

Joe's grasp of what’s really important shifts from the make-believe world of the movies to the everlasting hope that we can all make a positive difference for those fighting just to live.

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