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The Resource Black cake, Charmaine Wilkerson

Black cake, Charmaine Wilkerson

Label
Black cake
Title
Black cake
Statement of responsibility
Charmaine Wilkerson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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11037636
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Wilkerson, Charmaine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I5456
LC item number
B58 2022
Literary form
fiction
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Mothers
  • Families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Mothers
Label
Black cake, Charmaine Wilkerson
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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pages cm
Isbn
9780593358337
Lccn
2021026213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1249629750
Label
Black cake, Charmaine Wilkerson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780593358337
Lccn
2021026213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1249629750

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