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Abraham Verghese: The Covenant of Water

An epic family saga of love, faith and life in South India

Abraham Verghese
Thursday 23 May 2024
Event Code: 48

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Abraham Verghese is also appearing in Bringing the Past to Life on Saturday 25 May.

Physician and writer Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone, crafts a masterly narrative of three generations of a family in Kerala, through the eyes of a young girl, from her arranged marriage at the turn of the 20th century to her emergence as the matriarchal figure Big Ammachi.

Solving the mystery of a family affliction – in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning – the book brings to life a vanished past and the impact of change on lives and communities.

Examine the marriage of medicine and literature with Abraham, joined by host Roanna Gonsalves.

Supported by

Carriageworks, Bay 20, The ARA Stage
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015