Helen Wecker's debut novel tells the story of two supernatural creatures who appear mysteriously in 1899 New York. Chava is a golem, a creature made of clay, bought to life by a strange man who dabbles in dark kabbalistic magic. When her master dies at sea, she is unmoored and adrift as the... read more
“The scaffolding of rationality and reason that held Saleh together began to tremble at its base.”
“But now he saw that truths were as innumerable as falsehoods - that for sheer teeming chaos, the world of man could only be matched by the world of the divine.”
“The human body is like a piece of fabric. No matter how well you take care of it, it frays as it ages.”Avram Meyer
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