The Golem and the Jinni Lib/E (Compact Disc)
The Golem and the Jinni is an expressive story that takes place in 1920’s New York. Through the viewpoints of two mythical creatures, a Golem and a Jinni, the reader experiences magic, history, culture, and humanity in one book. This book is right for readers who enjoy a range of well-written characters and a plot with many turns.— Annie P., Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board member
May 2013 Indie Next List
— Nick Petrulakis, Books Inc., Alameda, CA
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.