If You Liked: Grabby Premises

by KJ in #AmReading

The Big Door Prize has one of the grabbiest premises I’ve ever seen–a machine that promises to read your DNA and tell you “what you’re meant to be” appears in a quik-mart in a small town and upends everything and everyone–but underneath that flashy promise is a story with deep heart and lovable, fallible heroes trying to find their own places in a world that’s not been kind or easy. Multiple narrators tell an intricate story that still lands close to home. Like Redhead By the Side of the Road, it’s a story about men going more deeply into their own psyche than they have before, or maybe wanted to, and like Lager Queens it’s got that ordinary-people-with-a-story vibe.

 


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