Black Buck

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There’s nothing like a black salesman on a mission.
An unambitious twenty-two-year-old, Darren lives in a Bed-Stuy brownstone with his mother, who wants nothing more than to see him live up to his potential as the valedictorian of Bronx Science. But Darren is content working at Starbucks in the lobby of a Midtown office building, hanging out with his girlfriend, Soraya, and eating his mother’s home-cooked meals. All that changes when a chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of Sumwun, NYC’s hottest tech startup, results in an exclusive invitation for Darren to join an elite sales team on the thirty-sixth floor.

After enduring a “hell week” of training, Darren, the only black person in the company, reimagines himself as “Buck,” a ruthless salesman unrecognizable to his friends and family. But when things turn tragic at home and Buck feels he’s hit rock bottom, he begins to hatch a plan to help young people of color infiltrate America’s sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game.
Black Buck is a hilarious, razor-sharp skewering of America’s workforce; it is a propulsive, crackling debut that explores ambition and race, and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream.

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Weight1.1 lbs
Dimensions8.3 × 5.6 × 1.5 in
Book Author

Date Published

January 5, 2021

Format

Hardcover

Language

English

Pages

400

Publisher

Mariner Books

Year Published

2021

1 review for Black Buck

  1. rtw0613 (verified owner)

    Get ready for a wild ride when you read Black Buck. This is a very interesting story about Darren Vender, a Black male employee from Starbucks who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to work in a tech startup company but once he starts the job his new role seems like the opportunity from hell. Microaggressions and racist interactions with coworkers ensue, but the opportunity to make it big causes Darren to make choices that will alter the course of his life and his relationship with his family and friends. The book is satire at its best. The characters are rich, the book is so well written that the pages just zoomed by. You as the reader will experience all of the emotions when reading: happiness, sadness, frustration, etc.

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