The Wingmaker

Author(s): Mette Jakobsen

General Fiction

A mesmerizing otherworldly tale about love, memory and redemption from a masterly Australian storytellerThe 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 500-kilo 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 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?


This is a strange and beautiful account of finding connection in unexpected places. Vega, a restorer of marble statues, is gifted an abandoned and crumbling grand hotel on the sea front by her adoptive father. Here she will have enough room to take on the restoration of a marble angel while sharing the space with tango dancers and other drop-ins. She is also nursing hurts and literal scars but through a gently unfolding connection with an ex-soldier who fought in Afghanistan--also the 'maintenance guy'--she learns to mend the angel's wings and her own broken pieces.  Molly


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General Fields

  • : 9781922330727
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.212
  • : June 2021
  • : 1.7 Centimeters X 13.6 Centimeters X 20.9 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : English
  • : 2107
  • : Paperback
  • : Mette Jakobsen