On Sale: December 31, 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Add to Wish List
Hardcover (May 2013)
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.
No comments posted.
Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!