The Golem And The Jinni: A Novel
by Helene Wecker
**New Info Added May 29th.***
Please note that in order to accommodate the excellent idea Caroline had to hold this event at the Mud Oven, the venue requires a minimum expenditure on their crafting items (for materials, paint, firing etc.) of $25.00. I am adding this as a mandatory fee for the event to make sure Caroline doesn't get stuck with any unnecessary cost.
SO.... if you are planning on attending the event please note that you will be required to bring the $25. Please use MEETUP to confirm your RSVP if you are planning to join us, that way we know if we have enough paying members to accommodate the minimum.
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HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback 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.