The Golem and the Jinni

By Helene Wecker
(Harper, Hardcover, 9780062110831, 496pp.)

Publication Date: April 2013

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2013 Indie Next List
“I think I missed the deadline for May, but I'm a strong believer in better late than never. Sorry!!! Helene Wecker’s debut novel, The Golem and the Jinni, takes a magical flight back to turn of the century New York. The Golem is a woman cast from clay – the Jinni springs from fire. Both are old world denizens in a very new world, a world and a time exquisitely rendered by Wecker. And while the most obvious elements of the novel are fantastical, with much of its magic being dark, at its heart The Golem and the Jinni brims emotionally over with love and loss, with longing and what it means to belong – or not. Wecker is part novelist, part alchemist – leaving the reader to wonder how she gave such vibrant life to her characters. --Nick Petrulakis Manager, Books Inc., Alameda”
-- Nick Petrulakis, Books Inc., Alameda, CA


Description
A marvelous and absorbing debut novel, an enchanting combination of vivid historical fiction and magical fable about two supernatural creatures in turn-of-the-century immigrant New York.



About the Author
Helene Wecker received a BA from Carleton College in Minnesota and an MFA from Columbia University in New York. A Chicago-area native who has made her home in Minneapolis, Seattle, and New York, she now lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughter. The Golem and the Jinni is her first novel.
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