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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: F
Author: Wilkerson, Charmaine
Title: Black cake
Remainder of title: a novel
Summary, etc. note: "In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother's death and her hidden past--a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake. In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett's death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking journey Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child, challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their family, and themselves. Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor's true history, and fulfill her final request to 'share the black cake when the time is right?' Will their mother's revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever? Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780593358337
: (ebook)
: acid-free paper)
: (hardcover ;
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593358344
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3623.I5456
Item number: B58 2022
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.6
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Charmaine Wilkerson.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York , NY
Name of publisher: Ballantine Books/Random House
Date of publication: 2022
: New York :
: Ballantine Books,
: [2022]
Extent: 385 pages
Dimensions: 25 cm
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B&T 7/15/22
Purchase price: 28.00
Subject: Families
Subject: Mothers
Subject: Brothers and sisters
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
General subdivision: Death
Source of term: lcgft
Genre/form data or focus term: Novels.
Main entry heading: Wilkerson, Charmaine.
Edition: First edition
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Ballantine Books, [2022]
Display text: Online version:
Title: Black cake.
Record control number: (DLC) 2021026214
International Standard Book Number: 9780593358344
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: 1 shelf copy
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