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Morte D'Urban by J.F. Powers

Morte D’Urban

  • Paperback $16.95

    May 31, 2000 | 360 Pages

  • Ebook $10.99

    Nov 21, 2012 | 360 Pages

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D’Urban is a gem—a supremely funny tale about Father Urban, a Midwestern priest who believes in golf, baseball, scotch, and the Roman Catholic Church, perhaps in that order. Fr. Urban’s struggles with the management of a parish are rendered with a comic’s timing, and Powers’s prose and dialogue are as sharp as anything in Flannery O’Connor. Is anyone as funny today? Maybe David Gates; maybe Tom Drury.” —Publishers Weekly

“Superbly comic” — Nancy Pearl, Book Lust

“Each sentence tends to be an event; yet every event, like every firm but fluent sentence, is an open door into the next half—expected, half—shocking encounter….Morte D’Urbanis [J.F. Powers’s] supreme fiction.” — F.W. Dupee

“…[Powers’s] priests were creatures of a vivid, sympathetic, and unerring imagination….” — Andrew Greeley, Commonweal

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