The Golem and the Jinni is Helene Wecker’s first novel and what a story it is! The book itself is unique and beautiful with black-edged pages providing a hint of something out of the ordinary awaiting inside.
This is the story of a golem/woman made of clay and a jinni who find themselves living and roaming the streets of NYC in the early twentieth century. These mythical creatures lives become intertwined and the story is truly amazing. I just couldn’t put it down until I’d read all 484 pages of it!
The Golem and the Jinni is beautifully written and the history well researched. In a small way, it reminded me of Arabian Nights mingled with a touch of Rumpelstiltskin. Excellent!