Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Five top books with manipulated memories

W.L. Goodwater's debut novel is Breach. At he tagged five books with manipulated memories, including:
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

This glorious book makes much out of the contrasts between its two main characters: a golem, newly formed, with no past or desires of her own, and an ancient jinni, captured, bound, and stripped of his memories. These two creatures from Jewish and Arabian folklore find one another in a 19th century New York City bursting with noise, life, and immigrants. They each struggle in their relationships with the myriad humans they encounter—the golem desperate to serve and the jinni bitter and unmoored—but in each other, they find an unlikely kinship. From its brilliant premise to its beautiful writing and captivating characters, this novel is a wonder.
Read about another entry on the list.

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The Page 69 Test: The Golem and the Jinni.

--Marshal Zeringue