Say Her Name
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In 2005, celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda. The month before their second anniversary, during a long-awaited holiday, Aura broke her neck while body surfing. Francisco, blamed for Aura's death by her family and blaming himself, wanted to die, too. Instead, he wrote Say Her Name, a novel chronicling his great love and unspeakable loss, tracking the stages of grief when pure love gives way to bottomless pain. Suddenly a widower, Goldman collects everything he can about his wife, hungry to keep Aura alive with every memory. From her childhood and university days in Mexico City with her fiercely devoted mother to her studies at Columbia University, through their newlywed years in New York City and travels to Mexico and Europe—and always through the prism of her gifted writings—Goldman seeks her essence and grieves her loss. Humor leavens the pain as he lives through the madness of grief and creates a living portrait of a love as joyous as it is deep and profound. Say Her Name is a love story, a bold inquiry into destiny and accountability, and a tribute to Aura, who she was and who she would've been.
From Publishers Weekly
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not just any love story
One of the most captivating love stories I have ever come across. The loss is evident from the beginning; there are no surprises. But it is remarkable how Goldman attempts and succeeds in capturing the pivotal moments of grief throughout the book. He leads you through a maze of his and Aura's histories together, as if you are turning the pages of a beautifully detailed diary. Be prepared, though: the path from beginning to end is not a straight one. Goldman fuses various events at sporadic times to create the story, thus producing a more raw and genuine account of his and Aura's life together. A gorgeous memoir that pinpoints the most precise feelings of ecstasy and pain in a forever love through mesmerizing language.