A rebellious boy’s journey through the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family–this is the riveting story of a generation told through one dazzlingly poetic new voice.
Buck is a powerful memoir of how a precocious kid educated himself through the most unconventional teachers—outlaws and eccentrics, rappers and mystic strangers, ghetto philosophers and strippers, and, eventually, an alternative school that transformed his life with a single blank sheet of paper. It’s a one-of-a-kind story about finding your purpose in life, and an inspiring tribute to the power of art.
*Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, Fall 2013
*LA Times Summer Book Pick
*Baltimore Magazine Best Book of 2013
*NAACP Image Award Nominee Outstanding Literary Work