I first discovered Wally Lamb in my early twenties when I read She’s Come Undone. Wally is an author who truly understands character development. Each character he writes becomes a real person to me. He writes characters that I cry with, feel defensive of and at times feel anger or shame towards.
We Are Water is the story of woman named Annie Oh who experienced a traumatic childhood and later while balancing life as a wife and mother to three children, becomes a successful artist. The story follows her ex- husband and three children and also includes a tie into the history through a perception on race, class and art.
Set on the East Coast and told through the altering lenses of the Oh family, this book make me reflect on family dynamics. I most connected with Orion Oh. Annie’s relationship with her son left me reeling and the ending made be eager for a sequel.
Be sure to drop me a line and let me know what you thought of this book.
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