The Golem and the Jinni (Hardcover)

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    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 novelThe Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

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    ISBN 9780062110831
    Genre FICTION / Historical
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 486
    Publisher Date 2013-04-23 00:00:00.0
    Publisher HarperCollins
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.6 lb
    Language English
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Wecker, Helene

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    • Wonderful book.

      This is a marvelous mix of historical fiction, fantasy and folklore. Set in New York City in 1899, it tells of the meeting of a Golem (a figure in Jewish folklore) and a Jinni (from Arabian folklore). I loved the story so much that I bought this copy to send to my sister for her 75th birthday. It would be equally suitable for a young adult reader.

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