Carnivalesque

Neil Jordan

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It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn’t… It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands … And at the end of one he saw the Hall of Mirrors. There were looping strings of carnival lights leading towards it and a large sign in mirrored glass reading ‘Bur Leigh's Amazing Hall of Mirrors’ and the sign reflected the lights in all sorts of magically distorted ways.

To Andy and his parents, it looks like any other carnival: Creaking ghost train, rusty rollercoaster and circus performers. But of course it isn’t. Drawn to the hall of mirrors, Andy enters and is hypnotised by the many selves staring back at him. Sometime later, one of those selves walks out rejoins his parents – leaving Andy trapped inside the glass, snatched from the tensions of his suburban home and transported to a world where the laws of gravity are meaningless and time performs acrobatic tricks.

And now an identical stranger inhabits Andy’s life, unsettling his mother with a curious blankness, as mysterious events start unfolding in their Irish coastal town…

Language English
ISBN-10 9781408881385
ISBN-13 9781408881385
No of pages 288
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Bloomsbury
Published Date 25 Feb 2017

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Author : Neil Jordan

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