What would you do if you knew your life's potential?
That's the question facing the town of Deerfield, Louisiana, when an unusual new contraption appears in their local grocery store. The DNAMIX machine is nothing to look at, really—it resembles a plain photo booth. But its promise is amazing: with just a quick swab of your cheek and two dollars, the device claims to use the science of DNA to tell you your life's potential.
With enough credibility to make the townspeople curious, soon the former teachers, nurses, and shopkeepers of Deerfield are abruptly changing course to pursue their destinies as magicians, cowboys, and athletes—including Douglas Hubbard and his wife, Cherilyn, who both believed they were leading perfectly happy lives until they realized they could dream for more...
At equal turns moving, hilarious, and suspenseful, The Big Door Prize explores the ways in which the glimmer of opportunity can bring a community together, pull it apart, and reveal the power of self-discovery, even under the strangest of circumstances.
Part mystery, all charm.
The big prize here is for readers:
a heartwarming and eccentric
page-turner in the grand tradition of Southern literature that will keep you wondering until the very end.
author of The Editor
the most big-hearted
books you'll ever read.
author of Big Fish
A wise, wry, twisty,
and entertaining tale.
I loved it.
author of Never Have I Ever