The Golem and the Jinni
The Golem and the Jinni
A Novel
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.

Title The Golem and the Jinni
Subtitle A Novel
Author Helene Wecker
Publisher Harper
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 496 p.
ISBN-10 0062110837
ISBN-13 9780062110831
Main content page count 496
Weight 32 oz.
List Price $26.99