Budding Prospects: A Pastoral (Paperback)

A Pastoral

By T. C. Boyle

Penguin Books, 9780140299960, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1990



Soon to be a comedy series with the pilot episode now streaming on Amazon Video - an "irresistible" (Los Angeles Times) novel about the adventures of three men growing marijuana in Northern California
All Felix Nasmyth and friends have to do is harvest a crop of Cannabis Sativa and half a million tax-free dollars will be theirs. But they haven't reckoned on nosy Northern California-style neighbors, torrential rain, demands of the flesh, and Felix's improbable new love, a wayward sculptress on whose behalf he undertakes a one-man vendetta against a drug-busting state trooper named Jerpbak. As their deal escalates through crises into nightmare, their dreams of easy money get nipped in the bud.

About the Author

T.C. Boyle is an American novelist and short story writer. Since the late-1970s, he has published sixteen novels and more than one hundred short stories. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1988 for this third novel, World's End, and the Prix Medicis etranger for The Tortilla Curtain in 1995. His honors include the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Henry David Thoreau Prize, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Los Angeles Times. He is a Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Southern California and lives in Santa Barbara.