We Are Water
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In middle age, Annie Oh—wife, mother, and outsider artist—has shaken her family to its core. After twenty-seven years of marriage and three children, Annie has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy, cultured, confident Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.
Annie and Viveca plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers, Connecticut, where gay marriage has recently been legalized. But the impending wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora's box of toxic secrets—dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.
We Are Water is an intricate and layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection, told in the alternating voices of the Ohs—nonconformist Annie; her ex-husband, Orion, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her twin, Andrew, the rebellious only son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest Oh. Set in New England and New York during the first years of the Obama presidency, it is also a portrait of modern America, exploring issues of class, changing social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the nature of creativity and art.
With humor and breathtaking compassion, Wally Lamb brilliantly captures the essence of human experience in vivid and unforgettable characters struggling to find hope and redemption in the aftermath of trauma and loss. We Are Water is vintage Wally Lamb—a compulsively readable, generous, and uplifting masterpiece that digs deep into the complexities of the human heart to explore the ways in which we search for love and meaning in our lives.
Sample is no good
The description sounded like a good read but unsure so I tried the sample - problem is now the sample dumps you in the middle of the book. Chapter 10! What the heck? And who is Ruth Fletcher?? Too bad because this is probably a reflection of Apple and not the author. Readers beware.
A Great Read
What an amazing text! I spent two days devouring the last 200 pages. It's a novel that you cannot put down. Wally Lamb does a great job with plot and character development. He continues to reel you in and at the end.....you wish for just one more chapter.
We Are Now Depressed
This is not your typical Wally Lamb. His writing style is usually very appealing as he develops his characters and tells a great story. This is such an overall depressing book, can't imagine why he's gone so dark.