The Hidden Palace

Fans have waited eight years for this sequel, a minor eternity perfectly in keeping with the precarious immortality of Helene Wecker’s hopeful monsters.

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Review of ‘The Hidden Palace’

Helene Wecker’s debut, The Golem and the Jinni, materialized like magic on the 2013 literary scene. In that startling and scintillating novel, the author gave life to the inanimate clay of one old legend (the golem) and in the same breath gave complex shape to the shifting sands of another (the jinni). The reader’s…

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