You Deserve Nothing

By Alexander Maksik; Cassandra Campbell (Narrator); Adam Verner (Narrator); Dan Miller (Narrator)
(Tantor Media, Compact Disc, 9781452605470)

Publication Date: December 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the September 2011 Indie Next List
“This is a brilliant first novel about a teacher at an international high school in Paris and his relationships with, and influence on, his students and colleagues. The story is told by several narrators whose distinct voices contribute to the depth of the conflict between idealism and reality, each vividly presented in these seductive pages. I couldn't put it down.”
-- Lanetta Parks, The Compleat Bookseller, Chestertown, MD


Set in Paris at an international high school catering to the sons and daughters of wealthy families, You Deserve Nothing is a gripping story of power, idealism, and morality.

About the Author

Alexander Maksik is the receipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching/Writing fellowship from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is currently the Provost's Postgraduate Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa. You Deserve Nothing is his first novel. Alexander lives in Paris and Iowa City. Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audio books and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as the prestigious Odyssey Award. She has received numerous starred audio reviews in both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal as well as fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by AudioFile for 2009 and 2010. Adam Verner has narrated over fifty books, including the AudioFile Earphones Award winner Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck. He works as a full-time voice actor and on stage in Chicago. Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash's guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney's Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has been twice named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received several AudioFile Golden Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly. He has narrated books by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Philip Roth as well as by Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, John Green, Nora Roberts, and Dean Koontz. Dan lives in the Detroit, Michigan, area with his wife, Tracee Mae, and their daughter, Frances Rose.

Praise For You Deserve Nothing

"Both intelligent and intellectual, this is both a tribute to brilliant teachers and a cautionary tale of their imperfections." ---Kirkus Starred Review

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