Jews and Arabs

A Couple Of Greenhorns, Magical Realism Style

In ‘The Golem and the Jinni,’ Helene Wecker tells an immigrant story of Jews and Arabs as a multicultural fairy tale.

Special To The Jewish Week
06/19/2013

Reading Helene Wecker’s debut novel “The Golem and the Jinni” (Harper) is akin to embarking on a magic carpet journey in time to a place that resembles the roiling ethnic neighborhoods of Lower Manhattan circa 1900.

“The Golem and the Jinni,” first-time novelist Helene Wecker.
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