The Golem And The Jinni: A Novel

The Golem And The Jinni: A Novel

Paperback | April 23, 2013

byHelene Wecker

not yet rated|write a review

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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.21 online
$21.99 list price
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
HURRY, ONLY 2 LEFT!
Prices may vary. why?
Please call ahead to confirm inventory.

The Golem And The Jinni: A Novel

Paperback | April 23, 2013
In stock online Available in stores
$21.21 online $21.99

From the Publisher

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 ...

Helene Wecker received a BA from Carleton College in Minnesota and an MFA from Columbia University in New York. A Chicago-area native who has made her home in Minneapolis, Seattle, and New York, she now lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughter.The Golem and the Jinniis her first novel.

other books by Helene Wecker

Los viajeros de la noche
Los viajeros de la noche

Kobo ebook|Sep 9 2014

$15.99

La Femme d'argile et l'Homme de feu
La Femme d'argile et l'Homme de feu

Kobo ebook|Oct 8 2015

$24.99

Le Golem et le Djinn
Le Golem et le Djinn

Paperback|Nov 23 2016

$44.95

see all books by Helene Wecker
Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.24 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062269410

ISBN - 13:9780062269416

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Golem And The Jinni: A Novel

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“Her story is so inventive, so elegantly written, so well-constructed, it is hard to believe that it is her first novel…The books is so good that I wonder if there was some other-worldly power involved in its creation.”