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‘Radiant, enchanting—The Wingmaker is a joy to read. I adore Mette Jakobsen’s writing.’—Favel Parrett, author of There Was Still Love
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?
‘A delectable delight, a fetching fable that is both heartbreaking in its poignancy and breathtaking in its delicacy.’—Booklist on The Vanishing Act
‘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
‘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