One of my favorite novels of the last few years is "The Golem and The Jinni," by Helene Wecker. It tells the story of two mythological creatures meeting in New York at the dawn of the 20th century. Chava is a Golem, which is a creature made of clay who is built to avenge the Jews (although this Golem looking for a new purpose.) Ahmad is a Jinni, which is the correct Arabic term for a genie. They could be seen as a political allegory, but it's really the story of two immigrants to the human race.
Episode 10: The Golem and The Jinni
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