The Wingmaker


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A mesmerizing otherworldly tale about love, memory and redemption from a masterly Australian storyteller

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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 previous novels are The Vanishing Act, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize in 2012, and What the Light Hides.


'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 *
'A novel replete with Jakobsen's characteristic delicacy and enchantment.' * Happy Mag *
'Readers of Mette Jakobsen will have come to admire the impressive poise of her writing...[In The Wingmaker], her sharp internal landscapes are balanced by the flamboyant whimsy of life pressing on, regardless of trauma or the weight of the past.' * Age *
'Jakobsen handles her material with a light touch, imbuing her elegant prose with a contemplative air that's complemented by playful flights of fancy...and an appealingly wry narrative voice.' * West Australian *

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