The Covenant of Water The Covenant of Water

The Covenant of Water

An Oprah's Book Club Selection

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Publisher Description

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
SUBJECT OF A SIX-PART SUPER SOUL PODCAST SERIES HOSTED BY OPRAH WINFREY
ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S BEST BOOKS OF 2023


'One of the best books I've read in my entire life. It's epic. It's transportive . . . It was unputdownable!'
Oprah Winfrey, OprahDaily.com

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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2023
18 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
736
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grove Press UK
SELLER
Faber and Faber
SIZE
9.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Wardie27 ,

Epic

Such a wonderful journey. Loved every minute, every step. The breadth of the story is astonishing. From where we started to where we finished. We get to know and appreciate the characters, the landscape, the smells that drift out from the kitchen, the generosity - and lack of it - the customs. Thank you.

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