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eBook Say Her Name: A Novel ePub
Author: Francisco Goldman
Language: English
ISBN: 0802119816
ISBN13: 978-0802119810
Publisher: Grove Press; First Edition edition (April 5, 2011)
Pages: 288
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 212
Formats: lit txt mbr doc
ePub file: 1317 kb
Fb2 file: 1538 kb

Francisco Goldman has published four novels and one book of non-fiction. His most recent novel is Say Her Name, published in April 2011. His first novel, The Long Night of White Chickens (1992), won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction

Francisco Goldman has published four novels and one book of non-fiction. His first novel, The Long Night of White Chickens (1992), won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. His subsequent novels have been finalists for several prizes, including The Pen/Faulkner and the International Dublin Literary Award. The Art of Political Murder won The Index on Censorship . Fyvel Book Award, The WOLA/Duke Human Rights Book Award, and has been shortlisted for the 2012 Ryszard Kapuscinski International Award for Literary Reportage

Goldman’s writing has astonished me in the past, but Say Her Name is powerful and surprising and even funny in ways that feel unique. He has, in a sense, invented a form.

Goldman’s writing has astonished me in the past, but Say Her Name is powerful and surprising and even funny in ways that feel unique.

Francisco Goldman has published four novels and two books of nonfiction. His most recent novel, Say Her Name, won the 2011 Prix Femina Etranger. The Long Night of White Chickens was awarded the American Academy's Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. His novels have been finalists for several prizes, including, twice, The Pen/Faulkner Prize. Francisco Goldman has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Cullman Center Fellow at the NY Public Library, and a Berlin Fellow at the American Academy. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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. Say Her Name - Francisco Goldman. 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.

Francisco Goldman’s passionate, moving novel takes as its subject his tragically short marriage to the fiction .

Francisco Goldman’s passionate, moving novel takes as its subject his tragically short marriage to the fiction writer Aura Estrada, who died in a bodysurfing accident in 2007, when she was 3. Estrada’s mother accuses Goldman of playing a role in her daughter’s death, and as a result, the book opens with a series of tantalizing fragments like this: If I were Juanita, I know I would have wanted to put me in prison, too. Though not for the reasons she and her brother gave. The initial structure appears to nod at true crime, and indeed, along with three well-regarded novels, Goldman has written a book of true crime, The Art of Political Murder.

Goldman calls this book a novel and employs some novelistic techniques (composite characters, for instance), but the foundation is in truth: messy, ugly, and wildly complicated truth.

by Francisco Goldman. Goldman calls this book a novel and employs some novelistic techniques (composite characters, for instance), but the foundation is in truth: messy, ugly, and wildly complicated truth. This book about tragic death is a gift for the living.

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.

Francisco Goldman is the author of the novels: Say Her Name; The Long Night of White Chickens, winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction; The Ordinary Seaman, a finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and The Divine Husband

Francisco Goldman is the author of the novels: Say Her Name; The Long Night of White Chickens, winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction; The Ordinary Seaman, a finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and The Divine Husband. His last book of non-fiction, The Art of Political Murder, was awarded the Index on Censorship’s TR Fyvel Freedom of Expression Book Award.

Say Her Name: A Novel - Ebook written by Francisco Goldman. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices

Say Her Name: A Novel - Ebook written by Francisco Goldman. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Say Her Name: A Novel. 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 Tóibín). 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.

Goldman is also a writer; his latest novel, Say Her Name, centers on Estrada’s death

Goldman is also a writer; his latest novel, Say Her Name, centers on Estrada’s death. The narrator, also named Francisco Goldman, is grappling with his mother-in-law’s accusation of murder. Throughout the book you go back and forth between addressing the reader and addressing her-were you having a dialogue with her as you were writing? Back then I was always writing her e-mails, and I still talk to her in my head all the time. I was trying to keep some kind of communication open.

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.
the monster
My youngest daughter drowned while on vacation in Baja California nine years ago, and I've spent nine years begging people to say her name. This book touched me to the core of my being. Goldman's grief, visitations, second guessing parallel mine. I've read dozens of books about grief and coping during the last nine years, and Say Her Name has been the best; and I'm including C.S. Lewis and Joan Didion.
Kearanny
When novelist Francisco Goldman's young wife, the Mexican writer Aura Estrada, dies suddenly and unexpectedly in an accident on a beach in Mexico, just short of their second anniversary, he is left grieving, angry and directionless. Aura's mother, with whom she had a fractious, codependent relationship, blames Francisco for her death, and as he recreates the circumstances which surrounded the accident, he wonders if his "encouraging Aura to be Aura" was responsible.

Say Her Name is more than a story about a grieving husband trying to make sense of living without the woman with whom he had hoped to spend the rest of his life. It is the story of a man trying to understand who his wife truly was, and what drove her, using her diaries, the stories she told him and his own fictional license to fill in the answers he doesn't have. It is also the story of a man reliving the happiest times of his life but also questioning why he was chosen to have that happiness, and where his life would have led had Aura lived. The book examines Aura's relationship with her mother, Juanita, her drive to be a successfully published writer before her 30th birthday, and her sometimes erratic behavior. It also chronicles Goldman's grief and his need both to preserve every memory of his wife and their life together, as well as his need to move on.

This is an interesting book, a true story that Goldman incorporated fiction into as he imagined different circumstances in Aura's life. At times it is heartbreaking, at times it is funny, although the reality of Aura's death hangs over every chapter. It is a beautifully written yet sometimes difficult book to read, as Goldman tends to use 20 words where 5 will do, and sometimes the way the book jumps from present to past, fiction to truth, fantasy to reality was a bit confusing. But in the end, this is a love story, both as Aura and Francisco's relationship unfolds and after it ended. As he said at one point in the book, "Maybe memory is overrated. Maybe forgetting is better."
Varshav
Goldman's skills as a writer never disappoint. Complexity and depth compel and engage the reader until the end of his story.
Cemav
This book was disappointing. Goldman based the novel on his wife’s accidentsl death but the characters never engaged me. I didn’t hate it but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it.
Arilak
This book I is a heartbreaking story about love,families and how the protagonist walks us through his marriage to a young woman on the cusp of her life ..it is about the cost of loving someone completely.
Dogrel
A wonderful account of a love affair, a brief marriage and an untimely death. It was as if Mr. Goldman wrote a beautiful, soul baring love letter to his late wife and let us read it. It was written with no apologies or excuses for some of his behavior and therefore seemed utterly honest. Everyone's private love stories are beautiful, and he just gave voice to all of us who have lost someone. A wonderful read. I was so intrigued that I went on line and found a group of photos of Aura that her friends had posted and it made his account of events even more heart-breaking. I thank him for his courage in writing this and sharing it with us.
Chinon
I love creative nonfiction, but did not enjoy this book. The danger in any such book or story is falling into a pattern of self-pity or depression. Godlman does a fair job maneuvering these difficult emotions, but ultimately does not avoid this issue on the whole (who can blame him?) and by consequence, the book becomes a difficult read. Every now and then, there is a truly startlingly beautiful or poignant description, but not worth slogging through the entire book. Though Goldman cared a lot for his subject and it shows, there is perhaps an insurmountable disconnect between his relationship to his beloved and what he can communicate to the reader. So unfortunately, I feel that this is one of those books that is important to the author, not the reader. I would not recommend this read.
I read about this book in The Believer first and reading it proved to be as great as I was expecting it to be.
It's a great bittersweet memory of Goldman's young wife, their meeting and death. And a very honest and open description of his dealing with her death afterwards - which was the most intriguing part to me.
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