ᙀ free Hardcover The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel (P.S.) ᙰ ePUB Author Helene Wecker ᚿ ᙀ free Hardcover The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel (P.S.) ᙰ ePUB Author Helene Wecker ᚿ An Best Book of the Month, April 2013 Imaginative and meticulously researched, this enchanting debut novel from Helene Wecker is, in reality, an historical fiction Set primarily in turn of the century Manhattan, it deliberately details the immigrant experience the wonders and hardships of being in a new country and the discoveries, triumphs, and failures that follow while bringing the city itself to life with such passion that New York of yore seems like a magical land Beyond reality, however, The Golem and the Jinni, as the title implies, is also a fantastic work of fantasy The Golem is an insatiably curious clay woman that was created to seem human while serving only her husband the Jinni is a magical man whose fascination with mortals has left him nearly stripped of his own nature and forced to live as one These mythical characters from otherwise clashing cultures not only coexist, but come to rely upon one another in order to exist at all In turn, their story finds us not only rooting for them to find peace and happiness, but gaining a better understanding of our own human nature in the process Robin A Rothman First novelist Wecker has blended not only genres but also elements of Jewish and Arab folklore and mythology in this intriguing historical fantasy What happens when a golem, a Polish woman made of clay, recently marooned in late nineteenth century New York, joins forces with jinni, a creature made of fire, accidently released by a Syrian tinsmith in lower Manhattan The premise is so fresh that it is anyones guess, and Wecker does not disappoint as she keeps the surprises coming in this unusual story of the intersection of two magical beings and their joint impact on their parochial immigrant communities While stolid Chava and fiery Ahmed struggle to cope with their individual challenges and desires, they must together overcome philosophical, spiritual, and physical hurdles to ward off an insidious demonic threat A mystical and highly original stroll through the sidewalks of New York Margaret Flanagan The Golem the Jinni Excerpt Characters New York in Little Syria Lower East Side Helene Wecker Home Facebook Helene K likes Author of THE GOLEM AND JINNI, available from HarperCollins April and IRON SEASON coming helenewecker Twitter latest Tweets published by Bay, CA A Overdue News Wecker A I ve been a little remiss updating my site, so here s some news that might have passed you There will be sequel to JINNI author biography bookbrowse grew up Libertyville, Illinois, small town north Chicago She received BA Carleton College Minnesota After graduating, she worked number marketing communications jobs Minneapolis Seattle before deciding return her first love, fiction writing The Iron Season Jinni, , followers Chicago, Bachelor English About wanted write something longer than press release Interview How did debut who just superb fantasy novel burst onto literary scene with such an extraordinary achievement right off bat When we asked question, answer only made us shake our heads further wonder Wikipedia is written Wecker, Harper It combines genre historical elements fantasy, telling story two displaced magical creatures th century City Novel PS Marvelous compulsively readable, weaves strands Yiddish Middle Eastern literature, fable, into wondrously inventive unforgettable tale The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel (P.S.)

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