The acclaimed author's intimate autobiographical novel of a marriage cut tragically short is "a beautiful love story, and an extraordinary story of loss" (Colm TOibin). In 2005, celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married Aura Estrada. The two were deeply in love, and Aura was a gifted young writer on the cusp of her own brilliant career. But while on vacation only a month before their second anniversary, Aura died in a tragic accident. In Say Her Name, Goldman pours his feelings of love and unspeakable grief into a fictionalized account of their brief time together. Desperate to keep Aura alive in his memory, Goldman collects everything he can about her, delving deeply into the writings she left behind. From her childhood and university days in Mexico City to her studies at Columbia University, through the couple's time in New York City and travels to Europe, Goldman composes a vivid and multifaceted portrait. Filled with "propulsive drama" (The Boston Globe), Say Her Name is a tribute to who Aura Estrada was and who she would've been, that "will also transport you into the most primal joy in the human repertoire—the joy of loving—and reveal it with aching vibrancy" (San Francisco Chronicle).
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