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The Golem and the Jinni - A Novel

Helene Wecker

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Helene Wecker's dazzling debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, brought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark Kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea on the voyage from Poland, she is unmoored and adrift as the ship arrives in New York Harbor. 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 this strange new place, the Golem and the Jinni try to fit in with their neighbors while masking their true natures. Surrounding them is a community of immigrants: the coffeehouse owner Maryam Faddoul, a pillar of wisdom and support for her Syrian neighbors; the solitary ice cream maker Saleh, a damaged man cursed by tragedy; the kind and caring Rabbi Meyer and his beleaguered nephew, Michael, whose Sheltering House receives newly arrived Jewish men; the adventurous young socialite Sophia Winston; and the enigmatic Joseph Schall, a dangerous man driven by ferocious ambition and esoteric wisdom. Meeting by chance, the two creatures 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

19h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

43:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

41:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

44:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

54:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

52:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

44:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:18


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:00:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:05:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

36:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

57:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

51:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

32:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

34:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

29:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:37