Jersey Hatch is leaving the brain injury centre, it's just before his seventeenth birthday. He's t 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 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 vel about themes which are at the same time deeply personal, and universal.
Susan Vaught is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychology. She works daily with children and adolescents in her private practice, something that influences her writing. She and her family-two children, three dogs, five cats, eighteen chickens, and Guinevere the peahen-all live on a rugged farm in the Smoky Mountain foothills of Tennessee.