The small town of Tillbrook has a secret. One that has been kept for over a hundred years.
Journalist David Hampden needs a good story to resurrect his flagging career.
His damaged brother, Paul, just needs to find some meaning for his life.
When David is alerted to a century-old carnival, the idea of a feature story is too good to pass up, so he drags Paul along to Tillbrook to act as his photographer.
What they find is darker than they could ever imagine.
Paul becomes part of the exotic world of the Dervish Carnival, est. 1899, and David must risk everything to save his brother.
Even though Paul might not want to be saved.
Come on in, and enjoy the show.
No photos allowed.
Perth-based writer Martin Livings has had over eighty short stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies both locally and internationally. His short story collection, Living With the Dead, was published by Dark Prints Press in 2012, and an original story from it, “Birthday Suit”, won the Australian Shadows Award for Best Short Fiction for that year.
Carnies was his first novel, first published by Hachette Livre in 2006 and nominated for both the Aurealis and Ditmar awards.
Cohesion is proud to release this wonderful novel for the masses.