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    We Are Water (Harper) (Hardback) By (author) Wally Lamb

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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    We Are Water
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wally Lamb
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 564
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061941023
    ISBN 10: 0061941026
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    DC21: 813.5
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/CONNEC
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 54
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26104758
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/LIBYRD
    LC classification: PS3562.A433 W43 2013
    Publisher
    Harper
    Imprint name
    Harper
    Publication date
    01 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Wally Lamb delivers a powerful and engaging novel filled with complexities and intricacies of human nature and family dysfunction. . . this is a book not to be missed."--The Advocate