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The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese is a multi-generational saga that follows the lives of a family in Kerala, India, who are cursed by a mysterious condition that causes their male members to drown. The novel spans the years 1900 to 1977, and tells the story of three generations of women who struggle to cope with the curse and to find meaning in their lives.
The novel begins with the story of Big Ammachi, the matriarch of the family. Big Ammachi is a strong and resilient woman who has lost many of her loved ones to the curse. She is determined to find a way to break the curse and to protect her remaining family members.
Big Ammachi’s granddaughter, Little Ammachi, is a medical student who is determined to find a scientific explanation for the curse. Little Ammachi is intelligent and compassionate, but she is also haunted by the fear of losing her own loved ones to the curse.
The novel also follows the lives of other members of the family, including Big Ammachi’s son, Rajan, and his daughter, Ammu. Rajan is a talented musician, but he is also struggling with alcoholism and depression. Ammu is a bright and spirited young woman, but she is also carrying the burden of the curse.
The Covenant of Water is a beautifully written and emotionally resonant novel that explores themes of love, loss, and resilience. It is a story about the power of family and the importance of finding hope in the face of adversity.
Key takeaways from the book:
- The power of family and community can overcome even the most difficult challenges.
- Hope is essential for survival, especially in the face of great loss and suffering.
- The importance of understanding and accepting the past, even if it is painful.
- The power of love to transcend even the most difficult circumstances.
If you are looking for a moving and thought-provoking novel, I highly recommend The Covenant of Water. It is a novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.