The golem and the jinni by Helene Wecker

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Published by HarperLuxe in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Golem,
  • Arab Mythology,
  • Jinn,
  • Jewish mythology,
  • Fiction,
  • Rabbis,
  • Friendship,
  • History

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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.

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Book details

StatementHelene Wecker
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3623.E39775 G65 2013b
The Physical Object
Pagination812 p. (large print)
Number of Pages812
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27147562M
ISBN 100062253824
ISBN 109780062253828
OCLC/WorldCa813911382

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Numerous secondary characters are central to the Golem and the Jinni’s story: Saleh, Maryam, Anna, Matthew, Sophia, Michael. The Jinni's impulsive, passionate, is endlessly curious about humanity despite thinking himself as superior to it, values freedom and life. The Golem is a new soul, also curious but more cautious, so empathetic it hurts, and is naturally a protector.

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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.

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An immigrant tale that combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology, The Golem and the Jinni tells the story of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in One is a golem, created out of clay to be her master’s wife—but he dies at sea, leaving her disoriented and overwhelmed as their ship arrives in New York Harbor.

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