Goldenland Past Dark by Chandler Klang Smith

By Chandler Klang Smith

A adversarial stranger is looking Dr. Show's ramshackle vacationing circus throughout Sixties the United States. His objective: the ringmaster himself. suffering to elude the risk, Dr. exhibit scraps his bold itinerary, price ticket revenues plummet, and not anything yet catastrophe looms. The troupe's unravelling hopes fall on their most modern and so much promising recruit, Webern Bell, a sixteen-year-old stunted hunchback dedicated obsessively to perfecting the surreal clown performances that come to him in his goals. yet as they go back and forth via a panorama of deserted enjoyment parks and rural ghost cities, Webern's weird and wonderful previous starts off to pursue him, in addition. alongside the best way, we meet Nepenthe, the seductive Lizard lady; Brunhilde, a shell-shocked bearded girl; Marzipan, a world-weary chimp; a cabal of drunken, backstabbing clowns; Webern's uncanny sisters, witchy dogcatchers who communicate merely in rhymes; and his early life buddy, Wags, who may well or is probably not imaginary, and whose causes are way more sinister than they appear.

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By Chandler Klang Smith

A adversarial stranger is looking Dr. Show's ramshackle vacationing circus throughout Sixties the United States. His objective: the ringmaster himself. suffering to elude the risk, Dr. exhibit scraps his bold itinerary, price ticket revenues plummet, and not anything yet catastrophe looms. The troupe's unravelling hopes fall on their most modern and so much promising recruit, Webern Bell, a sixteen-year-old stunted hunchback dedicated obsessively to perfecting the surreal clown performances that come to him in his goals. yet as they go back and forth via a panorama of deserted enjoyment parks and rural ghost cities, Webern's weird and wonderful previous starts off to pursue him, in addition. alongside the best way, we meet Nepenthe, the seductive Lizard lady; Brunhilde, a shell-shocked bearded girl; Marzipan, a world-weary chimp; a cabal of drunken, backstabbing clowns; Webern's uncanny sisters, witchy dogcatchers who communicate merely in rhymes; and his early life buddy, Wags, who may well or is probably not imaginary, and whose causes are way more sinister than they appear.

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Petru Maria had taken the child, bustling her into her wagon, as eager as a mother hen with a lost chick. She would care for the orphan until a family could be found who would take her. 29 As the Strigany finished dusting the heaped bodies with the corpse powder that would make them burn, the petru returned. She stood on a barrel so that she could see down the festering lines of the dead, and, although she held a black-bound book of Morr in one hand, she didn’t bother opening it. The blessing that she recited over the dead was the old one, the usual one, the one that she had recited a hundred times before.

There, he gave an order and it was followed. He took a deep breath, reminded himself that Strigany were no more soldiers than goats were sheep, and answered. “First of all, you don’t have to tell me what we’ve always been, Mihai,” he told his son, his single eye bright with anger. ” The two men glared at each other. Then Brock continued. “Not that I don’t know how you feel,” he conceded, remembering the need to sound reasonable in front of the other wagon masters. “That is why those who would destroy us have worded their decree as they have.

Only the most stubborn of evergreens could live on the poor soil, and the trees that did manage to survive were bent and misshapen. The shadows the trees cast were thick and black, but the bars of sunlight that cut through them flickered across Dannie’s face. When the sunlight hit him, his hazel eyes glowed as yellow a tiger’s, and his mane of black hair took on a raven’s wing sheen. “Good girl,” he whispered again, resting his hands on his mare’s neck. He had known her ever since she had been a foal, and, as always, he was riding her like a true Strigany, with neither saddle nor bridle.

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