Say Her Name

Say Her Name

Book - 2011
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In a novel based on the author's real-life tragedy, Goldman, consumed with grief and guilt over the accidental death of his wife just before their second anniversary, obsessively collects every memory of her, especially her writings, with the hope of keeping her alive in his mind.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780802119810
0802119816
Branch Call Number: F Gol

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mclarjh
Feb 01, 2017

The writing is decent, but the author`s autobiographical character is rather unlikeable (he`s described as a ninote, or adolescent) and vacuous, and his wife rather neurotic. Note: the author did attend the Oaxaca book fair in Nov 2016.

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nicolenozick
Jul 15, 2013

not bad. liked the mexican take on life. opened my eyes to mexican life/society. nicely written. not smooth.

EbonieM Aug 13, 2012

Francisco Goldman's 'Say Her Name' is a tear-jerking, heartfelt love letter dedicated to his wife. We see him begin to cope with his grief and in reminiscing, uses his frustrations and hurts to propel him to live through and for all the things that she meant to him, and in a way, to accomplish the things she wanted to do.

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uncommonreader
Feb 26, 2012

Narratively, this is the story of the author who marries a Mexican student, 20 years younger than him. She dies in a freak accident and he is blamed for her dealth by her devoted mother. It is a novel of the their life together and the author deals with his grief by writing. I could not decide if the book were self-indulgent and sad or if it says somthing about love.

debwalker Jun 04, 2011

"Say Her Name, Goldman’s sublime and heart-rending new book, hovers somewhere between fiction and non-fiction, between memoir and novel, the present and the past, and the world of the living and the world of the dead.... A book about loss and grief and the attendant “guilt, shame, and dread, on an endless loop,” Say Her Name is also an unforgettable love story, a testament to a great love and love’s greatness."
John Goldbach
Globe and Mail June 3 2011

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