Jersey Hatch is leaving the brain injury centre, it's just before
his seventeenth birthday. He's not entirely sure what happened to
him a little less than a year ago. Maybe he was in a terrible car
accident, although people keep telling him he was shot in the head.
In fact, that he shot himself in the head. Jersey Hatch, why would
you do that to yourself? He asks. He has no idea. Piece by piece,
he finds out what really happened to him, all those months ago.
Susan Vaught has written an amazingly powerful, immediate, and
darkly funny novel about themes which are at the same time deeply
personal, and universal.