The Big Door Prize , the new novel by M.O. Walsh, poses this question to its readers: What would you do if you knew your life’s potential? Characters in the small town of Deerfield, Louisiana, are faced with this question when a mysterious machine appears in the local grocery store, reading and analyzing DNA, and inevitably challenging residents to gaze inward, searching for unrealized potential. As as fan of Walsh’s first novel, My Sunshine Away , I was very excited to to visit with M.O. Walsh about this new novel, The Big Door Prize. Here’s our conversation: - The Big Door Prize by M.O. Walsh is published by Dutton. Marginalia was produced at KMUW Wichita. If you like this podcast, please consider leaving a rating or review on Apple Podcasts . Engineers: Mark Statzer and Torin Andersen Editor: Lu Anne Stephens Producer: Beth Golay Follow Beth Golay on Twitter @BethGolay .