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“This married Midwestern layman wrote best about priests in mid-20c, pre-Vatican II prairie parishes: subtle, deadpan, steady, yet satirical, about their struggles between Mammon,
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The Stories of J.F. Powers
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"A one-man show at the top level of short story writing. Of a rare, indeed almost unique perfection..." --Sean O'Faolain

"Jim Powers was a great old Irish master who God plopped down in Minnesota as a joke, a dark wit on the prairie, and he left behind a small satchel of unforgettable writing." --Garrison Keillor

"One of the funniest, most socially exact, heartrending and thoroughly enjoyable [of] writers." --Jonathan Raban

"Story after story is worked out to its finest possible point." --Alfred Kazin
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ISBN-10: 0940322226
ISBN-13: 978-0940322226
Author: J.F. Powers
Publisher: NYRB Classics

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