Black Cake: Signed Edition (Hardback)Charmaine Wilkerson (author)
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A puzzling inheritance in the form of a wealth of secrets and requests changes the lives of Byron and Benny as they are reunited at their estranged mother’s funeral in Wilkerson’s immersive, stunningly assured debut.
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Everyone wants to discover what they're made of...
Juggling lives and crossing continents, Black Cake is the extraordinary story of how the inheritance of secrets, betrayal and memories can shape a family for generations.
We can't go to the island, Bryon. We don't really know what we're getting into...
Eleanor Bennett won't let her own death get in the way of the truth. So when her estranged children - Byron and Benny - reunite for her funeral in California, they discover a puzzling inheritance.
First, a voice recording in which everything Byron and Benny ever knew about their family is upended. Their mother narrates a tumultuous story about a headstrong young woman who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder, a story which cuts right to the heart of the rift that's separated Byron and Benny.
Second, a traditional Caribbean black cake made from a family recipe with a long history that Eleanor hopes will heal the wounds of the past. Can Byron and Benny fulfil their mother's final request to 'share the black cake when the time is right'?
Will Eleanor's revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 222 x 138 x 38 mm
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