Title Profile & Character Information

The Golem and the Jinni

Annotation
After a fierce auction, lots of in-house enthusiasm for this debut novel, which blends Jewish and Arab mythologies to create a magical novel set in 1899 New York. A golem named Chava, brought to life by a renegade rabbi, loses the husband who had commissioned her on the voyage from Poland, while the jinni Ahmad is released by a tinsmith from captivity in a copper flask (where hed been put centuries before by a Bedouin wizard). As Chava and Ahmad unite against a terrible threat, denizens of their lower Manhattan neighborhood swirl about them intriguingly. With a reading group guide and a 75,000-copy first printing; Im betting on this one.

Awards
2014  Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

Characters
NameChava
GenderFemale
TraitWidow

NameAhmad
GenderMale
TraitGenie

GenreFiction
Historical
Fantasy
Romance
Fable
TopicsChance meetings
Genies
Immigrants
Friendship
Cultural differences
Destiny
Dark magic
Identity
Self-discovery
SettingNew York