Thorndike Press

Black Buck

  • Mateo Askaripour
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  • ISBN-10: 1432888358
  • ISBN-13: 9781432888350
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs ( .73 kgs)
  • 608 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2021
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Next Pick
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick
On Over 35 Recommended Book Lists

An unambitious twenty-two-year-old, Darren is content working at Starbucks in the lobby of a Midtown office building. 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. 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, Buck hatches a plan to help young people of color infiltrate America’s sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game.


Customer Reviews

“A movie set in the California desert provides a suitably dangerous backdrop.”

— Kirkus Reviews

“This book underscores the movement for more inclusive versions of traditional Western narratives, and will be a favorite of contemporary fantasy readers.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“A terrific voyage into the teenage psyche . . . Land has written an intense, insightful first novel; its believable characters caught up in realistic situations will make the reader think more deeply about teenage mental health. Fans of Jay Asher’s THIRTEEN REASONS WHY will enjoy this book immensely.”

— Library Journal (starred)