The Opposite of Never (Paperback)
Sparkpress, 9781943006502, 336pp.
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
List Price: 16.95*
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Life is mostly a mixed bag. Devastated when they lose their spouses, both Kenny Simmons and Georgia Best carry on for the sake of their children, although they are certain that the best part of their lives is long over. Then Georgia and her lifelong companions, Linda and Yvonne, meet Kenny while walking down a dusty Vermont country road, and the four of them hit it off. Soon, Kenny becomes a regular part of their hiking group, and he and Georgia grow more than fond of each other. Kenny's stepdaughter, Zelda, and Yvonne's teenage son, Spencer, also fall in love--at first sight. Through surprisingly relatable circumstances, they are drawn into opiate use, shocking everyone, and the two of them struggle through the torment of addiction together. In an impulsive and daring attempt to create a grand finale out of difficult times, Kenny takes Georgia off to vacation in Cuba just as it is opening up to Americans--and what they discover in the golden light of Old Havana is another startling surprise.