You Deserve Nothing, Paperback Book

You Deserve Nothing Paperback

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Set in an international high school in Paris, YOU DESERVE NOTHING is told in three voices: that of Will, a charismatic young teacher who brings ideas alive in the classroom in a way that profoundly affects his students; Gilad, one of Will's students who has grown up behind compound walls in places like Dakar and Dubai, and for whom Paris and Will's senior seminar are the first heady tastes of freedom; and Marie, the beautiful, vulnerable senior with whom, unbeknowst to Gilad, Will is having an illicit affair.

Utterly compelling, brilliantly written, YOU DESERVE NOTHING is a captivating tale about teachers and students, of moral uncertainties and the coming of adulthood.

It heralds the arrival of a brilliant new voice in fiction.


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This promised much at the start but turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. I didn't much like the main character and the story just wasn't what I'd thought it would be...Gave it 3 stars but should have been 2 really...

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