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Helene Wecker

Biography

Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker received an MFA in fiction from Columbia University in New York. Her fiction has appeared in the online magazine Joyland, and she has read from her stories at the KGB Bar in Manhattan and the Barbershop Reading Series in San Francisco. A Chicago-area native who's made her home in Minneapolis, Seattle, and New York, she now lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughter. THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI is her first novel.

Helene Wecker

Books by Helene Wecker

by Helene Wecker - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

A lonely man’s desire for a wife is the catalyst for the creation of a golem like no other. When she’s left master-less on the streets of New York City, she fights her ingrained impulse to help and protect those around her. A jinni, captured and enslaved hundreds of years ago, is free of his flask but not truly free as the iron cuff that keeps him in human form remains on his wrist. The golem and the jinni are drawn to each other, kindred spirits of long-forgotten fairy tales.