Debut Novel out February 2022

Black Cake

"What an extraordinary debut.”

—Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes.


About Black Cake

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.

Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history.