Saul Lemerond Kayfabe & Other Stories

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Kayfabe & Other Stories

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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.

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Saul Lemerond was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. His work has appeared in Dunesteef, Temenos, The Drabblecast, Notes Magazine, Greatest Lakes Review, The Waterhouse Review, and elsewhere. He hopes someday to move south because his hands get cold in winter.

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In these stunning stories, darkly comic worlds collide, putting obstinate and outrageous and always fragile characters into impossible situations that unfold painfully and hilariously under the quiet guidance and the wry and poetic voice of Saul Lemerond. A brilliant, entirely original, amazingly entertaining first collection. --Matthew Roberson, author of Impotent

Saul Lemerond writes with gusto, in a voice all his own: unpretentious, smart, hilarious, and original. 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. Lemerond sees the world as it is; broken, beautiful, and absurd. --Darrin Doyle, author of The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo

Like the love-children of George Saunders and Donald Barthelme, the stories of Kayfabe leapfrog reality with equal parts whimsy and despair. In Saul 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. While these characters grapple sometimes literally with the truth, one thing s for sure: Kayfabe is a true pleasure. --Rebecca Meacham, author of Let's Do

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