Thursday, June 30, 2016

Top ten New York novels

Among Francis Spufford's ten top New York novels, as shared at the Guardian:
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (2013)

There’s a large constituency that swears by Mark Helprin’s Winter’s Tale as the defining NY novel of the fantastic, but I’d nominate this as better Manhattan magic, with its lovely turn-of-the-20th-century immigrant encounter between a woman of clay and a man of fire. Two mythologies meet on the Lower East Side, and catch the Fifth Avenue El together
Read about another entry on the list.

The Golem and the Jinni is among seven recommended books for Game of Thrones fans and Chris Bohjalian's twenty notable books about troubled romances.

The Page 69 Test: The Golem and the Jinni.

--Marshal Zeringue