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The hidden palace : a novel of the golem and the jinni

Author: Helene Wecker
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021] ©2021
Series: Golem and the jinni, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Chava is a golem, able to hear the thoughts and longings of the people around her and compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a free-spirited creature of fire, imprisoned in the shape of a man. Pretending to be human, they are just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Park Avenue heiress Sophia Winston, whose brief encounter with Ahmad left her with a strange illness that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Fantasy fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helene Wecker
ISBN: 9780062468710 0062468715
OCLC Number: 1252918923
Notes: Sequel to: The golem and the jinni.
Description: 472 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: Golem and the jinni, 2.
Responsibility: Helene Wecker.

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Chava is a golem, able to hear the thoughts and longings of the people around her and compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a free-spirited creature of fire, imprisoned in the shape of a man. Pretending to be human, they are just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Park Avenue heiress Sophia Winston, whose brief encounter with Ahmad left her with a strange illness that makes her shiver with cold, travels to the Middle East to seek a cure, and meets a female jinni who has been banished from her tribe. In New York a little girl named Kreindel helps her rabbi father build a golem they name Yossele - not knowing that she's about to be sent to an orphanage uptown, where the hulking Yossele will become her only friend and protector. Spanning the tumultuous years from the turn of the 20th century to the beginning of World War I, The Hidden Palace follows these lives and others as they collide and interleave. Can Chava and Ahmad find their places in the human world while remaining true to each other? Or will their opposing natures and desires eventually tear them apart - especially once they encounter, thrillingly, other beings like themselves? --

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