Your challenge is to write a paper on a book you haven't finished reading for a class in a discipline you're only just getting into, with a very famous professor who almost didn't let you into the class. You have 12 hours and zero dollars. Don't look like a dumbass!
Oh, yes, and we forgot to tell you--the paper you must write is *not* on the topic you thought you were assigned, so all your previous work on the old topic is worthless.
Make it work!