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...
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (December 31, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 34121
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The Golem and the Jinni is a genre bender. There is a lot of historical fiction woven in, so if you are looking for a straight fantasy novel this may not be for you.The writing in this book reminds me a lot of The Bear and the Nightingale in that it...
, 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 freeAhmad 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.