Monday, February 3, 2014

The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

This is a wonderful novel, certainly a candidate for my 2014 list of the "best books I've read" this year.

The story takes place in 1899.  The golem is named Chava; she was created by a dangerous rabbi who practiced Kabbalistic magic for a client who was traveling from Europe to New York.  Meanwhile, a jinni, captured by a wizard and trapped in a flask for a thousand years, also ends up in New York.   The two meet, and drama ensues.

The character development, plot, well everything about this novel is simply outstanding.

The Golem and the Jinni

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