In the stories of Kayfabe, darkly comic worlds collide, putting obstinate and outrageous and always fragile characters into impossible situations. Saul Lemerond writes with gusto, in a voice all his own: unpretentious, smart, hilarious, and original. In Lemerond's universe, rainbow factories sludge the lungs of child laborers, a cue ball sounds a siren's call, and your mother might become your lover. Blink: it s a snowy field. Blink again: it's an Emerson-quoting dinosaur. Like the best work of cultural satirists Kurt Vonnegut and Chris Bachelder, these apocalyptic and surreal stories ultimately prefer hope to cynicism, laughter to tears.