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The golem and the jinni : a novel

Author: Helene Wecker
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1. editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helene Wecker
ISBN: 9780062110831 0062110837 9780062269416 0062269410
OCLC Number: 921970466
Description: 486 sider

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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

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