Alexander Maksik’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Harvard Review, Narrative Magazine, Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Light, nthWORD and The Nervous Breakdown, among others. He is the recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching Writing Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Iowa City. YOU DESERVE NOTHINGis his first novel.
William Silver is a charismatic young teacher whose unconventionality raises eyebrows among his colleagues. His students, however, are devoted to him. But when Silver succumbs to a forbidden temptation, his fall renders him a criminal to some, and all too human to others.