The Covenant of Water

Abraham Verghese

£20.00

Imbued with humour, deep emotion and the essence of life, The Covenant of Water is one of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years.

Hardback

Fiction > General

ISBN: 9781804710425

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Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, The Covenant of Water follows a family in southern India that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning – and in Kerala, water is everywhere.

At the turn of the century a twelve-year-old girl, grieving the death of her father, is sent by boat to her wedding, where she will meet her forty-year-old husband for the first time.

From this poignant beginning, the young girl and future matriarch – known as Big Ammachi – will witness unthinkable changes at home and at large over the span of her extraordinary life, full of the joys and trials of love and the struggles of hardship.

A shimmering evocation of a lost India and of the passage of time itself, The Covenant of Water is a hymn to progress in medicine and to human understanding, and a humbling testament to the hardships undergone by past generations for the sake of those alive today.

 

 

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm