In early January, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt releases a first novel I really enjoyed working on, Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour, who is of Iranian and Jamaican descent. It's a workplace satire based on a tech company Mateo used to work for, and looks at the struggles of a young man from Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy trying to navigate this not so brave new world after meeting the company's owner while serving him at Starbucks. A rave endorsement from Colson Whitehead can's hurt. Mateo is mostly self-taught as a writer and is really a quick study as well as a natural storyteller (Pat).
Buy Black Buck, ISBN: 035838088X from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Shop now.