Regular price: $6.95

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $6.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A trip to the traveling carnival with two toddlers and a mobility-challenged parent isn't most people's definition of fun, but it's closer than Valerie Wade usually gets. A few hours kicking sawdust and revisiting favorite childhood memories, that's all she asks.
It's her annual treat, a visit back in time to the carefree years before she learned that her blood carries a potential death sentence, before life beat her down and broke her spirit. It's the one place where she can forget about secrets, debts and obligations for a few hours and remember what hope feels like.
Everything changes that night, under the bright lights and the striped awnings. The monsters and freaks aren't in the sideshow tents. They're walking the aisles, and before the carnival is done, Valerie will be taking her place among them.
©2015 K. M. Herkes (P)2016 K. M. Herkes
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

By WiGeekMom on 09-22-16

Extraordinary

Great story and narration. I was sad when it ended. I wanted more of the story.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful


By Dan 'Berli' Brown on 04-04-16

Really like Rough Passages

This is the first of Rough Passages series of stories. They tell the stories of people who mutate/develop powers later in life, not born with them. The characters are richly drawn, and the stories inherently human. This story, in particular, impressed me enough to submit it for a Hugo nomination.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews