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The Resource The Golem and the Jinni, (electronic resource :)

The Golem and the Jinni, (electronic resource :)

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The Golem and the Jinni
Title
The Golem and the Jinni
Statement of responsibility
Helene Wecker
Title variation
Golem and the djinni
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eng
Summary
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
Summary
After her creator dies en route to America, Chava, a golem from a Polish shtetl, must navigate the streets of 1899 New York City by herself -- her only ally is a rabbi unsure whether to destroy her, or allow her to fulfill her destiny as the harbinger of destruction. Ahmad, a jinni from Syria's deserts has been released from his thousand-year-old glass bottle by a tinsmith but has little intention of remaining a metalworker, despite his uncanny talent for it. Chava and Ahmad meet and discover that they're soul mates, but a dangerous adversary threatens their future. This vibrant blend of myth, adventure, and romance will enchant fans of stories based on folklore. - Description by Gillian Speace
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Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature, 2014.
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MnSpTMCL
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General adult
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fiction
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adult
Label
The Golem and the Jinni, (electronic resource :)
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http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-akxwrg9
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9780062110855
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unknown
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512 p.
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electronic
Isbn
9780062110855
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remote
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akxwrg9
Label
The Golem and the Jinni, (electronic resource :)
Link
http://ebook.3m.com/library/ald-document_id-akxwrg9
Publication
Control code
9780062110855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
512 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062110855
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
akxwrg9

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