Say Her Name: A Novel

By Francisco Goldman

In 2005, celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a stunning younger author named air of secrecy Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda. The month ahead of their moment anniversary, in the course of a long-awaited vacation, charisma broke her neck whereas physique browsing. Francisco, blamed for Aura’s dying by way of her kinfolk and blaming himself, desired to die, too. as an alternative, he wrote Say Her Name, a singular chronicling his nice love and unspeakable loss, monitoring the levels of grief whilst natural love offers technique to bottomless pain.

Suddenly a widower, Goldman collects every little thing he can approximately his spouse, hungry to maintain charisma alive with each reminiscence. From her formative years and college days in Mexico urban together with her fiercely committed mom to her reviews at Columbia college, via their newlywed years in ny urban and travels to Mexico and Europe—and constantly in the course of the prism of her proficient writings—Goldman seeks her essence and grieves her loss. Humor leavens the ache as he lives during the insanity of grief and creates a residing portrait of a love as joyous because it is deep and profound.

Say Her identify is a love tale, a daring inquiry into future and responsibility, and a tribute to air of secrecy, who she used to be and who she would've been.

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