By J.F. Powers
Wheat That Springeth Green, J. F. Powers's fantastically learned ultimate paintings, is a comic book foray into the commercialized wasteland of recent American lifestyles. Its hero, Joe Hackett, is a highschool music megastar who units out to be a saint. yet seminary lifestyles and priestly apprenticeship quickly damp his ardor, and by the point he has been given a parish of his personal he has traded in his hair blouse for the consolations of baseball and beer. in the meantime Joe's higher-ups are urgent for a rise in earnings from the gathering plate, suburban Inglenook's largest company desires to release its new line of missiles with a blessing, and never all that distant, in Vietnam, a conflict is occurring. Joe desires to duck and canopy, yet in spite of everything, virtually despite himself, he's condemned to do whatever right.
J. F. Powers was once a virtuoso of the yank language with an ideal ear for the telling cliché and an unfailing eye for the kitsch that clutters up our lives. This humorous and intensely relocating novel in regards to the making and remaking of a clergyman is considered one of his best achievements.