Study Guide

The Golem and the Jinni What's Up With the Title?

By Helene Wecker

What's Up With the Title?

This book is called The Golem and the Jinni, which means it's about a Golem and a Jinni. Go figure, right? You don't get much simpler than this. Alternate titles found on the editing floor, like The Rabbi's Friend Made from Clay and The Tinsmith's Supernatural Apprentice or Jewish Mysticism Meets a Genie Who Doesn't Grant Wishes just don't roll of the tongue the same way.