You Deserve Nothing

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Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Europa Editions
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609450489
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About the Author

Alexander Maksik is the recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching/Writing fellowship from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He's presently the Provost's Postgraduate Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa. You Deserve Nothing is his first novel. He lives in Paris and Iowa City.

Reviews

"Alexander Maksik's relentless engagement of ideas and literature and the depiction of his characters makes for one of the most engaged reads I've had in years."-Alice Sebold

"You Deserve Nothing is a bracing, challenging, enthralling debut. It is a novel that rings true from first page to last, refusing the false notion of easy choices, inhabiting, rather, the moral maze of lived life. Here is a gifted writer who understands why the artful telling of a difficult story is a brave and important thing to do. Read this book."-John Burnham Schwartz, author of "Reservation Road"

"A provocative, constantly surprising, and original novel written with precision and grace. Maksik is unflinching in his exploration of the sexual awakening of the young, and the moral complexity of adulthood. This is a thrilling debut."-Susanna Moore, author of "In the Cut" and "The Big Girls"


"One of the most engaged reads I''ve had in years."---Alice Sebold
"Alexander Maksik deftly evokes the beauty and pathos of Paris, and the story of Will, Gilad and Marie-each compelled towards moral and sexual awakening- is at once dark and luminous. This is a book to be read all at once with a glass of wine in a cafe or a cup of tea while tucked safely in bed."---A.M. Homes
""You Deserve Nothing" is a powerful, absorbing novel about a charismatic expatriate teacher and the students whose lives he transforms, for better and worse. Alexander Maksik is an unusually gifted writer."---Tom Perrotta
""You Deserve Nothing" rings true from first page to last. Here is a writer who understands why the artful telling of a difficult story is a brave and important thing to do. Read this book."---John Burnham Schwartz
"Alexander Maksik''s first novel, "You Deserve Nothing", is a thoroughly engaging, passionate, and challenging read that finely walks the line between morality and amorality. In a society, and at a time, when individual identity is so closely tied to collective narcissism, Maksik''s novel asks what are the true sources of selfworth? And how shall we live?"---Tom Jenks, editor, Narrative magazine
"A provocative, constantly surprising, and original novel. This is a thrilling debut."---Susanna Moore
"Maksik''s superb novel takes on the most fundamental question-how are we supposed to live?-with a freshness and urgency that are nothing short of masterful. This is a gorgeous book, as honest and rich a depiction of life''s contradictions as I''ve encountered in many years."---Ben Fountain
"Maksik's superb novel takes on the most fundamental question-how are we supposed to live?-with a freshness and urgency that are nothing short of masterful. This is a gorgeous book, as honest and rich a depiction of life's contradictions as I've encountered in many years."---Ben Fountain
"Alexander Maksik's first novel, "You Deserve Nothing", is a thoroughly engaging, passionate, and challenging read that finely walks the line between morality and amorality. In a society, and at a time, when individual identity is so closely tied to collective narcissism, Maksik's novel asks what are the true sources of selfworth? And how shall we live?"---Tom Jenks, editor, Narrative magazine
"One of the most engaged reads I've had in years." -- Alice Sebold

"Alexander Maksik deftly evokes the beauty and pathos of Paris, and the story of Will, Gilad and Marie-each compelled towards moral and sexual awakening- is at once dark and luminous. This is a book to be read all at once with a glass of wine in a caf' or a cup of tea while tucked safely in bed." -- A.M. Homes

"You Deserve Nothing is a powerful, absorbing novel about a charismatic expatriate teacher and the students whose lives he transforms, for better and worse. Alexander Maksik is an unusually gifted writer." -- Tom Perrotta

"You Deserve Nothing rings true from first page to last. Here is a writer who understands why the artful telling of a difficult story is a brave and important thing to do. Read this book." -- John Burnham Schwartz

"A provocative, constantly surprising, and original novel. This is a thrilling debut." -- Susanna Moore

"Maksik's superb novel takes on the most fundamental question-how are we supposed to live?-with a freshness and urgency that are nothing short of masterful. This is a gorgeous book, as honest and rich a depiction of life's contradictions as I've encountered in many years." -- Ben Fountain

"Alexander Maksik's first novel, You Deserve Nothing, is a thoroughly engaging, passionate, and challenging read that finely walks the line between morality and amorality. In a society, and at a time, when individual identity is so closely tied to collective narcissism, Maksik's novel asks what are the true sources of selfworth? And how shall we live?" -- Tom Jenks, editor, Narrative magazine