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The Golem and the Jinni

A Novel

By Helene Wecker

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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780062110831


Format: Book
Author: Wecker, Helene
Summary: Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, form an unlikely friendship on the streets of New York until a fateful choice changes everything.
Title: The golem and the jinni : a novel / Helene Wecker.
Publisher Date: New York : Harper, 2013.
Subject: Golem -- Fiction. Jinn -- Fiction. Friendship -- Fiction Rabbis -- Fiction Jewish mythology -- Fiction. Mythology, Arab -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780062110831 (hardcover) 0062110837 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 3
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Wecker
Oclc: 837425212
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Bib Id: 425092

Format: Book
Author: Wecker, Helene
Summary: Chava, a golem brought to life by a disgraced rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni made of fire, form an unlikely friendship on the streets of New York until a fateful choice changes everything.
Title: The golem and the jinni : a novel / Helene Wecker.
Publisher, Date: New York : Harper, 2013.
Description: 486 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Golem -- Fiction.
Subjects: Jinn -- Fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Fiction
Subjects: Rabbis -- Fiction
Subjects: Jewish mythology -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mythology, Arab -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
LCCN: bl2013013747
ISBN: 9780062110831 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0062110837 (hardcover)
Requests: 3
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Wecker