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We Are Water - A Novel

Wally Lamb

We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times bestselling 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.

We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times bestselling 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.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times bestselling 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall, Cynthia Darlow, Edoardo Ballerini, Maggi-Meg Reed, Richard Ferrone, Robin Miles, Tavia Gilbert, Therese Plummer

Length:

23h 11m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:00:16


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

01:19:24


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:15:30


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:51


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

39:01


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:57:48


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

51:08


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:15


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

21:18


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

07:17


Part 2
Part 2

01:15:41


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

14:42


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

27:39


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

01:29:37


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

35:08


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

01:00:14


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

59:32


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

03:21


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

38:37


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

52:01


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

48:47


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:08:48


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

59:43


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

35:03


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

30:14


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

47:58


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

37:49


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

01:08:35


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

27:55


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

17:24


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

09:45


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

01:14