Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

In post-Reconstruction United StatesBlack Buck or “Black Bull” was sometimes used as a racial slur.

Black Buck is also a critically acclaimed debut novel by Mateo Askaripour. (2020)

Askaripour was a successful tech-sales guy. By age-24, he was managing a team of 30 people and earning a six-figure salary.

Had problems turning into a full-time author. No agent. No book deal.

He tried and failed for several years.

Finally he wrote this book about a successful BLACK tech-sales guy.

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. …


Today he’s a literary star, already writing the TV screenplay.

I quite enjoyed the first half of the novel, but QUIT at 50%. Got fed up with the story when things started to go wrong.

Click PLAY or watch an interview with the author on YouTube.

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