You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

You Deserve Nothing

Alexander Maksik

336 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction contemporary literary reflective medium-paced


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. William Silver is a talented and charismatic young teacher whose unconv...

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dark 100%
reflective 66%
tense 66%
challenging 33%
emotional 33%


slow 66%
medium 33%

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It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

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