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Black buck : a novel

Askaripour, Mateo2021
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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 start up, 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 colour 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.
Main title:
Black buck : a novel / Mateo Askaripour.
Author:
Imprint:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.©2021
Collation:
388 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes:
"Read with Jenna" --Front cover.
ISBN:
97803583808879780358380887 (hardback)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
BRN:
383629
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Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionASKAAvailable
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