By Wally Lamb
In heart age, Annie Oh--wife, mom, and outsider artist--has shaken her kin to its middle. After twenty-seven years of marriage and 3 kids, Annie has fallen in love with Viveca, the rich, cultured, convinced long island artwork broker who orchestrated her specialist success.
Annie and Viveca plan to wed within the Oh family's native land of 3 Rivers, Connecticut, the place homosexual marriage has lately been legalized. however the approaching marriage ceremony provokes a few very combined reactions and opens a Pandora's field of poisonous secrets--dark and painful truths that experience festered under the outside of the Ohs' lives.
We Are Water is an difficult and layered portrait of marriage, relatives, and the inexorable want for realizing and connection, instructed within the alternating voices of the Ohs--nonconformist Annie; her ex-husband, Orion, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her dual, Andrew, the rebellious in basic terms son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest Oh. Set in New England and manhattan in the course of the first years of the Obama presidency, it's also a portrait of contemporary the United States, exploring problems with classification, altering social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the character of creativity and art.
With humor and breathtaking compassion, Wally Lamb brilliantly captures the essence of human event in brilliant and unforgettable characters suffering to discover desire and redemption within the aftermath of trauma and loss. We Are Water is classic Wally Lamb--a compulsively readable, beneficiant, and uplifting masterpiece that digs deep into the complexities of the human center to discover the ways that we look for love and that means in our lives.