We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting audiobook about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times best-selling author of The Hour I First Believed and I Know This Much is True.
After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the 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 a layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection, told in the alternating voices of the Ohs: nonconformist, Anna; 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. 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 compassion, Wally Lamb brilliantly captures the essence of human experience and the ways in which we search for love and meaning in our lives.
The complete list of narrators includes Robin Miles and Sandy Rustin.
©2013 Wally Lamb (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
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So sad to have it end. Wonderful characters that you really care about. Fantastic performances. More Wally Lamb up next!
This was a fascinating story. It's a little long but the character development that happens is amazing. I was sad when this book was finished and there were many parts throughout the story where I literally laughed/gasped/cringed aloud because it was easy to get involved with these characters lives and emotions. I would highly recommend this book. Wally is a great story teller.
Great narration and a great story line. I loved how every detail tied together. Highly recommended. Great character development and choices
a friend loaned me her hardback version of this book that I was trying to squeeze into my daily regimen. After the first two chapters I was hooked. I decided that doing the audio version would allow me to accomplish some other mundane tasks simultaneously! The readers are marvelous and I finished the book in two days!
Some things we don't like to think about make the most intriguing stories... Yet another great book by Wally Lamb!
The story was really sad at times. .. felt like I should have called my own therapist! I found Annie's character voice to be a bit overdone and sometimes annoying. The story is poignant to life's emotional being and health as Wally Lamb's stories usually are. Good read, just make sure you are in a happy place before you begin because the are intense moments.
Very disappointed in this story. My favorite book of all time was "i know this much is true" and "she's come undone" was at the top of my list. Kept waiting for this book to get interesting and it just never did. Mediocre story at best.
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