The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker audiobook

The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni

By Helene Wecker
Read by George Guidall

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062468710

The Golem and the Jinni Series: Book 2

Unabridged

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Runtime: 16.32 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this enthralling historical epic set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I—the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the Jinni—Helene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world.

Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man. Fearing they’ll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as human—just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwined—but they’re not yet certain of what they mean to each other.

Both Chava and Ahmad have changed the lives of the people around them. Park Avenue heiress Sophia Winston, whose brief encounter with Ahmad left her with a strange illness that makes her shiver with cold, travels to the Middle East to seek a cure. There she meets Dima, a tempestuous female jinni who’s been banished from her tribe. Back in New York, in a tenement on the Lower East Side, a little girl named Kreindel helps her rabbi father build a golem they name Yossele—not knowing that she’s about to be sent to an orphanage uptown, where the hulking Yossele will become her only friend and protector.

Spanning the tumultuous years from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of World War I, The Hidden Palace follows these lives and others as they collide and interleave. Can Chava and Ahmad find their places in the human world while remaining true to each other? Or will their opposing natures and desires eventually tear them apart—especially once they encounter, thrillingly, other beings like themselves?

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Author Bio: Helene Wecker

Author Bio: Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, a small town north of Chicago, and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Carleton College in Minnesota. After graduating, she worked a number of marketing and communications jobs in Minneapolis and Seattle before deciding she wanted to write something longer than a press release. Accordingly, she moved to New York to pursue a master’s degree in fiction writing at Columbia University. She now lives near San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 16.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English