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The Vanishing Act

(2012)
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"The best stories change you. I am not the same after The Vanishing Act as I was before.”—Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus


On a small snow-covered island—so tiny that it can’t be found on any map—lives twelve-year-old Minou, her philosopher Papa (a descendent of Descartes), Boxman the magician, and a clever dog called No-Name. A year earlier Minou’s mother left the house wearing her best shoes and carrying a large black umbrella. She never returned.

One morning Minou finds a dead boy washed up on the beach. Her father decides to lay him in the room that once belonged to her mother. Can her mother’s disappearance be explained by the boy? Will Boxman be able to help find her? Minou, unwilling to accept her mother’s death, attempts to find the truth through Descartes’ philosophy. Over the course of her investigation Minou will discover the truth about loss and love, a truth that
The Vanishing Act conveys in a voice that is uniquely enchanting.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The best books change you. I am not the same after The Vanishing Act as I was before." - Erin Morgenstern


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September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Act: A Novel
Author(s): Mette Jakobsen
ISBN: 0-393-06292-9 / 978-0-393-06292-2 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Act
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September 2012 : Hardback
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Title: The Vanishing Act
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June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Act: A Novel
Author(s): Mette Jakobsen
ISBN: 0-393-34593-9 / 978-0-393-34593-3 (USA edition)
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June 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Act
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ISBN: 1-4434-0984-7 / 978-1-4434-0984-1 (Canada edition)
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June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vanishing Act
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ISBN: 0-09-957247-8 / 978-0-09-957247-3 (UK edition)
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Vanishing Act: A Novel
Author(s): Mette Jakobsen
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September 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Act
Author(s): Mette Jakobsen
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Act: A Novel
Author(s): Mette Jakobsen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vanishing Act
Author(s): Mette Jakobsen
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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Title: The Vanishing Act
Author(s): Mette Jakobsen
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