Mette Jakobsen

The Vanishing Act
  • The Vanishing Act

  • This is a story about a snow-covered island you won't find on any map.

    It's the story of a girl, Minou. A year ago, her mother walked out into the rain and never came back.

    It's about a magician and a priest and a dog called No Name. It's about a father's endless hunt for the truth.

    It's about a dead boy who listens, and Minou's search for her mother's voice.

    It's a story of how even the most isolated places have their own secrets.

    It's a story you will never forget.

Mette Jakobsen was born in Denmark in 1964, and now resides in Sydney. She is the author of several plays. She holds degrees in philosophy and creative writing. The Vanishing Act is her first novel.