You Deserve Nothing (Compact Disc)

By Alexander Maksik, Cassandra Campbell (Narrated by), Dan Miller (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781452605470

Publication Date: December 19, 2011

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Description

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.


About the Author

Alexander Maksik is the Provost's Postgraduate Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa and the recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship.

Cassandra Campbell has recorded nearly two hundred audiobooks and directed many more. She has been nominated for and won multiple Audie Awards, as well as a prestigious Odyssey Award, and she has been awarded more than twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Cassandra was also named a Best Voice by "AudioFile" for 2009 and 2010.

Adam Verner is a full-time narrator and voice talent with over one hundred titles recorded. He is the recipient of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for "Pavilion of Women" by Pearl S. Buck and "The Big It" by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

Actor and musician Dan John Miller is an award-winning audiobook narrator, having garnered multiple Audie Award nominations and one win, twice been named a Best Voice by "AudioFile" magazine, and received several "AudioFile" Golden Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from "Publishers Weekly."


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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