The covenant of water : a novel
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724 pages : map ; 24 cm
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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.,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Verghese, A. (2023). The covenant of water: a novel (First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.). Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Verghese, Abraham, 1955-. 2023. The Covenant of Water: A Novel. Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Verghese, Abraham, 1955-. The Covenant of Water: A Novel Grove Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Verghese, Abraham. The Covenant of Water: A Novel First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., Grove Press, 2023.

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