Carnivalesque by Neil Jordan

By Neil Jordan

It seemed like the other carnival, yet in fact it wasn't…

It had its personal little backstreets, its alleyways of striking bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands …

And on the finish of 1 he observed the corridor of Mirrors. there have been looping strings of carnival lighting fixtures top in the direction of it, and a wide register reflected glass examining 'Burleigh's extraordinary corridor of Mirrors' and the signal mirrored the lighting in every type of magically distorted methods.

To Andy and his mom and dad, it seems like the other carnival: creaking ghost teach, rusty rollercoaster and circus performers. yet in fact it isn't.

Drawn to the corridor of mirrors, Andy enters and is hypnotised by way of the various selves staring again at him. someday later, a kind of selves walks out rejoins his mom and dad – leaving Andy trapped contained in the glass, snatched from the tensions of his suburban domestic and transported to a global the place the legislation of gravity are meaningless and time plays acrobatic tricks.

And now the same stranger inhabits Andy's existence, unsettling his mom with a curious blankness, as mysterious occasions commence unfolding of their Irish coastal town…

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