You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik audiobook

You Deserve Nothing

By Alexander Maksik
Read by Cassandra Campbell , Adam Verner , and Dan John Miller

Tantor Audio 9781609450489
7.37 Hours Unabridged
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William Silver is a talented and charismatic young teacher whose unconventional methods raise eyebrows among his colleagues and superiors. His students, however, are devoted to him. His teaching of Camus, Faulkner, Sartre, Keats, and other kindred souls breathes life into their sense of social justice and their capacities for philosophical and ethical thought. But unbeknownst to his adoring pupils, Silver proves incapable of living up to the ideals he encourages in others. Emotionally scarred by failures in his personal life and driven to distraction by the City of Light's overpowering carnality and beauty, Silver succumbs to a temptation that will change the course of his life. His fall will render him a criminal in the eyes of some and all too human in the eyes of others. In Maksik's stylish prose, Paris is sensual, dazzling, and dangerously seductive. It serves as a fitting backdrop for a dramatic tale about the tension between desire and action, and about the complex relationship that exists between our public and private selves.

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Summary

Summary

William Silver is a talented and charismatic young teacher whose unconventional methods raise eyebrows among his colleagues and superiors. His students, however, are devoted to him. His teaching of Camus, Faulkner, Sartre, Keats, and other kindred souls breathes life into their sense of social justice and their capacities for philosophical and ethical thought. But unbeknownst to his adoring pupils, Silver proves incapable of living up to the ideals he encourages in others.

Emotionally scarred by failures in his personal life and driven to distraction by the City of Light's overpowering carnality and beauty, Silver succumbs to a temptation that will change the course of his life. His fall will render him a criminal in the eyes of some and all too human in the eyes of others.

In Maksik's stylish prose, Paris is sensual, dazzling, and dangerously seductive. It serves as a fitting backdrop for a dramatic tale about the tension between desire and action, and about the complex relationship that exists between our public and private selves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Both intelligent and intellectual, this is both a tribute to brilliant teachers and a cautionary tale of their imperfections. Kirkus Starred Review
“One of the most engaged reads I’ve had in years.” Alice Sebold, New York Times bestselling author
“A novel rivetingly plotted and beautifully written…[Maksik] writes about the moral ambiguity of Will’s circumstances with dazzling clarity and impressive philosophical rigor.” New York Times
“A superb debut novel.” Sunday Times (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Alexander Maksik

Author Bio: Alexander Maksik

Alexander Maksik is the author of the novels You Deserve Nothing, a national bestseller, and A Marker to Measure Drift, which was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, as well as a finalist for both the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and Le Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English