Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni, on tour January 2014

Posted By on December 21, 2013

The Golem and the Jinni PBAbout The Golem and the Jinni

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial (December 31, 2013)

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.

Marvelous and compulsively readable, The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of folk mythology, historical fiction, and magical fable into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

Helene WeckerAbout Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker received a BA from Carleton College in Minnesota and an MFA from Columbia University in New York. A Chicago-area native who has made her home in Minneapolis, Seattle, and New York, she now lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughter. The Golem and the Jinni is her first novel.

Visit Helene at her website, helenewecker.com, connect with her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

Helene’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, January 7th: Bookshelf Fantasies

Wednesday, January 8th: Book Hooked Blog

Thursday, January 9th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Monday, January 13th: 5 Minutes For Books

Tuesday, January 14th: My Shelf Confessions

Wednesday, January 15th: BoundbyWords

Monday, January 20th: Book-alicious Mama

Tuesday, January 21st: bookchickdi

Wednesday, January 22nd: My Bookshelf

Thursday, January 23rd: Books Without Any Pictures

Monday, January 27th: Reading Reality

Tuesday, January 28th: Ace and Hoser Blook

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