The Miseducation of Cameron Post: Custer County Fair
Irene and I had done up the fair before—we’d done it up big…. In years before, we thought we owned the fair.
But that August we haunted the midway like ghosts—stopping in front of the Tilt-A-Whirl, then the fishbowl game, watching like we’d already seen everything there was to see but couldn’t quite pull ourselves away…. Everything was painted in ringing noises and flashing lights and shouting and screaming, crazy laughter, little kids crying, the smell of popcorn and fry bread and cotton candy thick in the air, but it all just sort of floated around me like smoke. (43)
Emily M. Danforth. The Miseducation of Cameron Post. New York: HarperCollins, 2012.