Jersey is, of course, the most unreliable of narrators, not from deceit but from his inability to process as he once did. He cannot always control what comes out of his mouth. It is an odd mixture of words that seem random (but they are really not that random as we see things from Jersey's point of view) and incomplete thoughts. There is truth, though, in his utterances. Sometimes the truth is even too painful for Jersey as he sets out to discover the truth about his suicide attempt. The road is uneven and bumpy, a treacherous path for anyone let alone Jersey.
The character development is incredibly rich and detailed in this novel. The narrative, coming in fits and starts and stops, is what makes this story work so well. Readers will know Jersey well as he heads off on the road to understanding.