|Simon receives a book in the mail about an old carnival from the late 1700's from a rare bookseller. In it is a history of the carnival and names of his ancestors. He researches the names and the carnival. As he does he sees parallels between the carnival and now. Can he avoid what has happened in the past?
This was not what I expected. I liked the present day story as I watched Simon research the book and his family. A lot was happening to Simon. I had a harder time getting into the 1700 carnival chapters. It was like a different story and I had a harder time relating to these people. Inferences had to be made so that the story from the past connected to the present. Secrets are revealed. Hurt and pain follow. The ending is open-ended and I don't know that I liked that. I would have liked closure for the characters and me.