Black cake : a novel
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385 pages ; 25 cm
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Published
New York : Ballantine Books, [2022].
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780593358337, 0593358333
UPC
DLW230834

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"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wilkerson, C. (2022). Black cake: a novel (First edition.). Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wilkerson, Charmaine. 2022. Black Cake: A Novel. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wilkerson, Charmaine. Black Cake: A Novel New York: Ballantine Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wilkerson, Charmaine. Black Cake: A Novel First edition., Ballantine Books, 2022.

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