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The covenant of water : a novel Large Print Book
Large Print Book | Large print edition. | Thorndike Press, Waterville, Maine : 2023.

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Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, The Covenant of Water is set in Kerala, on South India's Malabar Coast, and follows three generations of a family 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 from Kerala's long-existing Christian community, 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 unforgettable new beginning, the young girl--and future matriarch, known as Big Ammachi--will witness unthinkable changes over the span of her extraordinary life, full of joy and triumph as well as hardship and loss, her faith and love the only constants. A shimmering evocation of a bygone 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 difficulties undergone by past generations for the sake of those alive today. It is one of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years.
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  • ISBN: 9798885793377
  • Physical Description: 897 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2023.
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
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