Meet Bernard Puff, proprietor of an all-American safari ranch just outside Bakersfield, California, where you can pop big game without the inconvenience of travelling to Africa. Or Susan Certaine, a Professional Organizer and acquisitive-disorders therapist, who is happy to strip you of everything including your sanity. Or Wallace Pinto, a seventeen-year-old self-style epitome of Beat, Beater than anyone in 1958, but now just plain beat. Or the beautiful Alena Jorgensen, ice maiden, seductress and liberator of the Hedda Gabler Range-Fed Turkey Ranch. These stories crackle with the flamboyant energy and wit of what the Los Angeles Times called a " ferocious, delicious imagination, often darckly satirical and always infatuated with language. "