The Golem and the Jinni (Hardcover)

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Chris's May 2013 Staff Pick: What a
wonderful debut author. This book is filled with so many intriguing
characters that you just want to jump into the book. Golem and the
Jinni are two mystic creatures that some how wind up in New York at the
turn of the 19th century. Neither one knowing much about what the
modern world is like. They have many trails and tribulations before they
can find one another.

— From Chris's Picks

May 2013 Indie Next List


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— Nick Petrulakis, Books Inc., Alameda, CA

Description


In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life to by a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea on the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire born in the ancient Syrian desert, trapped in an old copper flask, and released in New York City, though still not entirely free

Ahmad and Chava become unlikely friends and soul mates with a mystical connection. Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

Praise For…


“With a delightful blend of the prosaic and the fanciful, THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI explores what it means to be human as Chava and Ahmad struggle to live and find love while overcoming the powerful adversary who threatens to destroy them.”
-Deborah Harkness, author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062110831
ISBN-10: 0062110837
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2013
Pages: 496
Language: English