By Helene Wecker
In The Golem and the Jinni, a probability assembly among legendary beings takes readers on a blinding trip via cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.
Chava is a golem, a creature made up of clay, dropped at existence to via a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in darkish Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea at the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift because the send arrives in big apple harbor in 1899.
Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fireside born within the historical Syrian wilderness, trapped in an outdated copper flask, and published in manhattan urban, even though nonetheless now not fullyyt free
Ahmad and Chava develop into not likely pals and soul friends with a paranormal connection. wonderful and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and heart jap literature, old fiction and magical fantasy, right into a wondrously artistic and unforgettable tale.
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It is sad that people cannot earn a living. It's so different from America. Of course, not everyone is rich. But it is easier to earn a living. " "Ja, our brother lives there," Carl explained confidently. "I owned many acres in Texas at one time. I had large cotton farms. My uncle and I were in business together. " Carl listened carefully to the man's words. He knew that this new land was full of opportunity. Page 31 They ate lunch later in the day in a large dining room. Carl stared at the table full of good food.
Christina exclaimed. " After eating the rich, cheesy custard, Carl and Christina Page 35 complemented Mrs. Fosberg's cooking. Pleased, she showed them the room they'd share that night. ''I'll drive you to the train in the morning," Pastor Fosberg said. "The train leaves early. " The next morning Carl and Christina told the Fosbergs goodbye. Carl was grateful for the pleasant visit. Mr. Anderson was right; the Swedish people help each other in the new land. He waved as the train left for Central Texas.
Summary: In 1880 fifteen-year-old Carl Olsson leaves Sweden to work on his brother's farm in Texas. Title. M9275Go 1994 [Fic]-dc20 93-38928 CIP AC Page iii For these Swedish Americans dear to my heart: Leslie, David, Mark, Paul, Christopher, and Matthew Page iv This book is fiction but was inspired by the life of Claus Munson, who came to Texas as a fifteen-year-old in 1880 and might have had the same experiences as Carl. Page v Contents 1. Southern Sweden, 1880 1 2. Walpurgis Night, a Swedish Celebration 9 3.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker