Download PDF by John L'Heureux: An Honorable Profession: A Novel

By John L'Heureux

ISBN-10: 1555846807

ISBN-13: 9781555846800

John L'Heureux is certainly one of our such a lot authoritative and compelling novelists, and An Honorable occupation, a brand new York instances outstanding publication, is a "splendid novel" discovered "superbly well" (Newark Star-Ledger) approximately a typical New England university the place a tender English teacher's existence is set to endure the main severe of checks. Miles Bannon works demanding and strives to be reasonable; he enjoys his recognition with scholars -- a piece an excessive amount of, occasionally -- yet total he's a very good guy. whilst he witnesses a gaggle of scholars picking out on one boy within the bathe after soccer perform, he's all at once pressured to stability his accountability for the location with the abruptly intimate glimpse he now has of them. And whilst the sufferer starts off to hold to him within the face of his personal father's rejection, Miles reveals it might be too welcome a sense. Then comes an accusation of impropriety that would smash his profession -- and remodel his existence, and who he concept he was once, eternally. "An Honorable occupation is ... approximately survival either own undefined, no longer only that yet survival with dignity and self-respect." -- Jonathan Yardley, The Washington put up ebook international "A deeply formidable novelist ... who isn't petrified of facing darkish topics and what it potential to be totally human." -- Robert Ward, the hot York occasions publication evaluation

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Roses and lilies nodded over it, like mourners at the ark of the dead. Night drew a mantle of black silk over the Ark. The moon came out of the clouds, and, weaving its silvery web, traced a Star of David on the shroud. 3 On her couch in the night Dinah lies and her heart wakes. Her sin weighs heavil�· upon her : who could bear her burden of guilt? Dinah buries her head in her pallet, oppressed by sorrow, by shame. How can she look to Heaven, how call to it for grace? Dinah springs from her couch and lights the taper in her room.

Ithout asking tqem. Time does not stand still. but I was standing still. seeking my father's house. not l-no"\\i ng where it was. For been in the town in man:· years and I I had not had forgotten many of its roads, and the town itself had changed somewhat. Then I remembered that Father li\·ed next to a man who was known b\· everYone. I looked for someone who would tell me where the house was. :\ Iy eyes shut themseh·es again. \Vith all m:· might I struggled to open them. They opened j ust a narrow crack again.

Translated by I. M. osE TO THE Passover holiday it happened. I was far away from my father's house and my home town, and I was going about my work, which has neither beginning nor end, work which you start to no advantage and which never sets you free. Two men smeared with plaster and paint arrived, one of them holding a ladder. Actually I should say that the ladder stood by itself and he, that is, this man with the ladder, weaved his arms through the rungs. " I was involved in my work, and it was difficult for me to stop.

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