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8 hours ago Mateo Askaripour’s debut novel Black Buck (2021) satirizes race relations and the contemporary culture of entrepreneurialism in the United States. Following Black protagonist Darren Vender’s transformation from a Starbucks manager into “Buck,” a hot-shot salesman, the novel skewers racism in contemporary culture and corporate institutions.

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5 hours ago Black Buck , Mateo Askaripour's debut novel, is powerful, satirical, poignant, and so relevant. Darren Vender isn’t unhappy with his life. He lives with his mother in a Bed-Stuy brownstone, works at a Starbucks in the lobby of a NYC office building, and loves spending time with his longtime girlfriend, Soraya.

Rating: 3.8/5(21.5K)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 388

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1 hours ago 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. This information about Black Buck was first featured in " " - BookBrowse's membership magazine, and in our weekly " " newsletter.

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Just Now Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour Goodreads. 5 hours ago Black Buck.For fans of Sorry to Bother You and The Wolf of Wall Street—a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems. There’s nothing like a Black salesman on a …

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6 hours ago “There’s nothing like a Black man on a mission. No, let me revise that. There’s nothing like a Black salesman on a mission.”. From the opening lines of Black Buck, Mateo Askaripour’s fast-paced debut novel pulls you along behind Darren Vender, a Starbucks barista whose life changes in a split second, so quickly you can barely catch your breath (in the best way).

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7 hours ago Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour is almost two stories in one novel. The first part, about Buck’s rise from Starbucks barista to startup sales darling, felt almost too familiar. The second part, though, was completely unexpected in so many ways. Buck is living in Bed-Stuy and working contentedly at a Manhattan Starbucks when he upsells (sort of

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Just Now Discussion Guide. Black Buck. By Mateo Askaripour. For fans of Sorry to Bother You and The Wolf of Wall Street—a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems. There’s nothing like a Black salesman

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2 hours ago Description For fans of Sorry to Bother You and The Wolf of Wall Street--a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it s

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2 hours ago Mateo Askaripour’s ‘Black Buck’ is an irresistible comic novel about the tenacity of racism in corporate America Review by Ron Charles January 4, 2021 at 6:03 p.m. EST

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Just Now SBirss. Mateo Askaripour's debut novel, Black Buck, is a solid 4-star, break-neck ride through the decadent world of American start-ups.With race issues rightly being thrust back to the fore in American politics, I hoped that this would be a contemporary book which would help me grapple that bit better with such a nuanced, complex and emotional issue.

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7 hours ago Darren “Buck” Vender, our 22 year old hero, was valedictorian of his HS class but never made it to college. He’s comfortable and content, living on the third story of his mom’s brownstone in Bed-Stuy. He manages a Starbucks, satisfied with his black apron (one step above the green one worn by novices) and fond of his misfit crew.

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2 hours ago There's been a lot of buzz about a new book that just came out in early January, Black Buck, the the debut novel by Mateo Askaripour. I wasn't surprised to see it was a pick on Book of the Month, but I was excited to add it to my box. I'm not sure why I…

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5 hours ago 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. Book Review. Black Buck is a witty satire and debut novel about race and work in the United States. This book is written as part sales

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9 hours ago Combining such humor, intelligence, heartbreak, and narrative skill in one book takes immense talent. Mateo Askaripour has accomplished this task with room to spare. Black Buck is an important treatise on Black ambition; Mateo Askaripour is an important writer, a voice we need. We should all look forward to what he produces next.”

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9 hours ago Mateo Askaripour’s debut novel, “Black Buck,” release date is January 5, 2021 (Andrew “Fifthgod” Askaripour) BLACK BUCK The book’s 20-something narrator, Darren, graduated as valedictorian from one of New York’s top high schools, only to tamp down his ambitions. He’s been playing it safe in Brooklyn, contenting himself with

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Just Now For fans of Sorry to Bother You and The Wolf of Wall Street—a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young man given a shot at stardom as the lone Black salesman at a mysterious, cult-like, and wildly successful startup where nothing is as it seems. There’s nothing like a Black salesman on a mission. An unambitious twenty-two-year-old, Darren lives in a …

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What is the plot of Black Buck??

Black Buck is Mateo Askaripour debut novel about a Black man who joins the sales team of a start-up company. Twenty-two-year-old, Darren is a Barista at Starbucks, he is supposed to be going to college, as his mother remains him daily, but he is content just being a Barista.

Who is the author of the book Black Buck??

Mateo Askaripour’s debut novel, “Black Buck,” is out Jan. 5. Copy Link URL Copied! If you buy books linked on our site, The Times may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookstores.

How do you feel about the Black Buck series??

I felt like I read multiple books back-to-back as opposed to one cohesive narrative. Black Buck is broken down into five parts, and where a couple feel like natural breaks in the story, others feel like a complete departure.

Is ‘black buck’ a cautionary tale??

Finally, Black Buck is a cautionary tale, somewhat in the same way that Get Out is. If Black people enter unfamiliar scenarios and don’t pay close attention to the intentions—especially if malicious—of those around them, they’re more likely to find themselves in “the sunken place,” or, as my brothers and I like to say, they’ll eventually “get got.”


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