Marsupial by Derek White

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Our Mother for the Time Being

Derek White

200 pages

ISBN 978-0-9798080-4-3


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Marsupial is a fragmented novel about somebody out of place within the cathartic context of the making of a movie overseas.

Review in Filling Station (PDF)

Review on Big Other

Review in Front Porch

Review by Eugene Lim

Review by Blake Butler

Review by Erik Davis

“Although MARSUPIAL is heavily allusive (quantum mechanics, I Ching, Trojan War, biomorphology, etc.), the allusions are neither the point nor the extratextual reason standing silently behind their literary proxies—as if pulling away the curtain of the story would reveal the true meaning behind each character and event. Rather, the allusions are used sometimes as material springboards and sometimes as the method by which an idea or event is transformed into each other.”

—Keith Nathan Brown, from review in Puerto del Sol


  • more print excerpts in Denver Quarterly and Fourteen Hills.
  • a recipe for poisson cru on 5cense.

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