Budding Prospects: A Pastoral by T.C. Boyle

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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.

Penguin, 1990.
ISBN: 9780140299960. 326 pp.
Softcover. Very good.