Fiction. Set in contemporary London, A MOMENT MORE SUBLIME: A NOVEL is the riveting story of Tom Phelps, a philosophy teacher and tennis buff, who finds himself unexpectedly embroiled in his union's struggle against a corrupt school administration and its plans to cut jobs under the pretense of modernization and fiscal austerity, just as he and his partner Sofia are getting ready to buy a home and start a family. What Tom thought would be a routine academic year teaching Aristotle's Ethics and playing tennis at their local club with Sofia on the weekends, turns out to be a year of professional turmoil and strained commitments. "... thoughtful, suspenseful, and stunningly well written ..."—André Aciman
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Stephen Exley @ Times Education SupplementAlison Flood @ The Guardian2015 SILVER Independent Publisher Book Award (Contemporary Fiction)Lynne Sedgemore @ Times Education Supplement2015 "Not the Booker Prize" Shortlist @ The Guardian
Stephen Grant is a British philosopher, educator, and trade unionist. From 2010 to 2012, in his capacity as an elected representative of the University and Colleges Union at Richmond upon Thames College in London, he was one of the leaders in a labor dispute to prevent up to a quarter of the lecturing staff losing their jobs. A MOMENT MORE SUBLIME, his debut novel, was partly inspired by events from that period.Author City: LONDON UNK