Books: Torments of a Good Man

MORTE D'URBAN (336 pp.)—J. F. Powers—Doubleday ($4.50).

If Father Urban plays a nearly professional game of golf, drinks only the best Scotch and smokes Dunhill Monte Cristo Colorado Maduro No. 1's, and if he is seen frequently in expensive restaurants with men whose grain is coarse although their shirts be fine, it must not be thought that he loves the world too well. His is not a case of "Hail Mammon, full of cash." Not at all. Father Urban knows and loves his duty, which is to God. But he knows also that he is by far the best fund raiser, and...

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