25 2014

Rady JCC book club

7:30PM - 8:00PM  

The Rady JCC, adult lounge 123 Doncaster Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 2B3

Contact Rebecca Brask

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker An immigrant tale that combines elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology, The Golem and the Jinni tells the story of two supernatural creatures who arrive separately in New York in 1899. One is a golem, created out of clay to be her master’s wife—but he dies at sea, leaving her disoriented and overwhelmed as their ship arrives in New York Harbor. The other is a jinni, a being of fire, trapped for a thousand years in a copper flask before a tinsmith in Manhattan’s Little Syria releases him. Each unknown to the other, the Golem and the Jinni explore the strange and altogether human city. Both must work to create places for themselves in this new world, and develop tentative relationships with the people who surround them. And then, one cold and windy night, their paths happen to meet.