Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni is now in paperback! The book landed on several Best of the Year lists, including Amazon and Entertainment Weekly, and tomorrow, Helene will be answering reader questions in a featured author group on Goodreads! Read on for more about the book, and for a link to participate in tomorrow's chat. And make sure to look for the paperback of The Golem and the Jinni, available wherever books are sold.
Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fire, born in the ancient Syrian Desert. Trapped in an old copper flask by a Bedouin wizard centuries ago, he is released accidentally by a tinsmith in a Lower Manhattan shop.
Struggling to make their way in 1899 New York, the Golem and the Jinni try to fit in with their immigrant neighbors while masking their true selves. Meeting by chance, they become unlikely friends whose tenuous attachment challenges their opposing natures, until the night a terrifying incident drives them back into their separate worlds. But a powerful menace will soon bring the Golem and the Jinni together again, threatening their existence and forcing them to make a fateful choice.
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