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Say Her Name

Francisco Goldman

Celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda in the summer of 2005. 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. But 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 utter grief and creates a living portrait of a love as joyous and playful 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 have been.

Celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda in the summer of 2005. 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. But 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 utter grief and creates a living portrait of a love as joyous and playful 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 have been.
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Celebrated novelist Francisco Goldman married a beautiful young writer named Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda in the summer of 2005. 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. But 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 utter grief and creates a living portrait of a love as joyous and playful 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 have been.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Fass

Length:

12h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

58:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:10:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:09


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:09:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:10:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:21