This is a first-person narrative, told by Jon Simmons Bernier, a native of Alabama. Jon Bernier is a man of sixty, which seems young enough, but he has been through a lot.
By Don Noble
John Sims Jeter is the older brother of novelist Sena Jeter Naslund, the author of the magnificent Ahab's Wife, and, most recently, Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette.
The Jeters grew up in Birmingham, Sena attending Birmingham-Southern and Iowa while John went to Howard College and UAB.