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The Golem and the Jinni Chapter 17

By Helene Wecker

Chapter 17

  • It's that time of the week again: the night the Golem and the Jinni go for a stroll.
  • Tonight, the Jinni shows the Golem the rooftops.
  • They talk about plans for the future, and the difficulty of being a supernatural creature living among humans.
  • Back in Arbeely's shop, the metal ceiling is the talk of the town.
  • The Jinni confesses that it's a map of the desert he came from, but he's sad that he cannot see his own palace.
  • At the bakery, Anna's been puking up a storm, which means she's preggers.
  • During their walk that night, the Golem accidentally spills the beans about Anna. She feels guilty, even though the Jinni doesn't know Anna at all.
  • He takes her to the Angel of the Waters, the statue where he met Sophia.
  • They talk about angels, peace, and the Golem's friend, Michael.
  • They notice a thick shoot poking through the mud—it looks like Spring has sprung.