By John L'Heureux

John L'Heureux is considered one of our such a lot authoritative and compelling novelists, and An Honorable occupation, a brand new York occasions impressive booklet, is a "splendid novel" learned "superbly well" (Newark Star-Ledger) approximately a normal New England institution the place a tender English teacher's lifestyles is ready to endure the main severe of assessments. Miles Bannon works tough and strives to be reasonable; he enjoys his reputation with scholars -- a section an excessive amount of, occasionally -- yet total he's a superb guy. while he witnesses a gaggle of scholars choosing on one boy within the bathe after soccer perform, he's abruptly compelled to stability his accountability for the placement with the all at once intimate glimpse he now has of them. And while the sufferer starts off to hold to him within the face of his personal father's rejection, Miles unearths it probably too welcome a sense. Then comes an accusation of impropriety that might ruin his profession -- and remodel his existence, and who he proposal he used to be, endlessly. "An Honorable career is ... approximately survival either own undefined, now not purely that yet survival with dignity and self-respect." -- Jonathan Yardley, The Washington put up e-book international "A deeply bold novelist ... who isn't fearful of facing darkish issues and what it potential to be absolutely human." -- Robert Ward, the hot York instances publication evaluation

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