It´s the week before Hallowe´en, and Cooger and Dark´s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois. The siren song of the calliope entices all with promises of youth regained and dreams fulfilled . . .
And as two boys trembling on the brink of manhood set out to explore the mysteries of the dark carnival´s smoke, mazes and mirrors, they will also discover the true price of innermost wishes . . .