What word or phrase should be used to describe a story that takes place over a long period of time (e.g. a few years, a few decades, etc.)?
For example, Gabriel García Márquez's famous novel One Hundred Years of Solitude takes place over seven generations of the Buendía family. What word or phrase could be used to describe the story?
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a ____, that is, it occurs over a long period of time.