We Are Water (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

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By Wally Lamb, Wally Lamb (Read by)
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In Wally Lamb's new novel, set in New England and New York during the early years of Obama's first term, Lamb touches upon class issues, the changing social climate, racial violence, and the artistic impulse to create. We Are Water is told from multiple points of view, beginning with the primary characters, Annie and Orion Oh - a recently divorced couple with three kids, and now Annie is about to marry the woman she left Orion for. At first glance, this is a story about a broken marriage and a shift in the family's life, but as the reader gains new perspectives from different characters, one gets the sense that there is more going on below the surface.

— Julie

November 2013 Indie Next List

“Lamb combines complex characters and an intricate plot with an array of contemporary topics and timeless issues in this engrossing novel. A wife and mother leaves her family to pursue an artistic career and an unconventional relationship. A husband and father abruptly abandons his longtime profession as a psychologist. Their children wonder at these transformations but hide secrets of their own. As the plot develops and the narrative shifts among characters, secrets are revealed and motives become clear to the reader. Essentially, Lamb addresses the longstanding question of whether anyone can really know the truth of another person. The answer is a resounding 'no.'”
— Lynn Beeson, Loganberry Books, Shaker Hts, OH

Product Details
ISBN: 9781467662628
ISBN-10: 1467662623
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Language: English