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The Wingmaker

Mette Jakobsen



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Text Publishing Company
03 August 2021
A mesmerizing otherworldly tale about love, memory and redemption from a masterly Australian storyteller The crumbling marble angel is Vega's most ambitious restoration project yet, but she thinks she can manage it, if she could just find somewhere to house the statue while she works. Her father, Vince, has the solution- the abandoned Seafarers' Hotel, which sits alone at the end of a winding coastal road, offers both the space and the quiet Vega craves.

The hotel also holds other surprises, however. The chandeliers are home to dive-bombing canaries, the ballroom occasionally hosts a troupe of tango-dancing farmers, and one of the bedrooms is occupied by an inept handyman who might be even more broken than Vega.

As Vega restores the fragile angel to its former glory, can she also find a way to pick up the pieces of her life and begin anew?
By:   Mette Jakobsen
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   212g
ISBN:   9781922330727
ISBN 10:   1922330728
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   03 August 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mette Jakobsen has a PhD in Creative Writing and a BA in philosophy. In 2004 she graduated from NIDA's Playwrights Studio and several of her plays have been broadcast on ABC Radio National. Her novels are The Vanishing Act, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize in 2012, and What the Light Hides.

Reviews for The Wingmaker

'Radiant, enchanting-The Wingmaker is a joy to read. I adore Mette Jakobsen's writing.' * Favel Parrett * 'Mette Jakobsen's first novel is a gossamer web, a work of fragile beauty.' * Saturday Age on The Vanishing Act * 'A wonderful story told with a voice that I wanted to listen to. A voice that will stay with me for a long time.' * Sydney Morning Herald on The Vanishing Act * 'A delectable delight, a fetching fable that is both heartbreaking in its poignancy and breathtaking in its delicacy.' * Booklist on The Vanishing Act * 'Jakobsen has written a very special book, a tender and considered exploration of how we love and how we cope with loss.' * Adelaide Advertiser on What the Light Hides * 'Mette Jakobsen is an expert in creating images...Jakobsen describes the sights and sounds of inner-city Newtown as lovingly as she details the bush in the Blue Mountains.' * Readings on What the Light Hides *

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