Themes of loss and attempting to understand a relationship that reaches an untimely end permeate the fictionalized novel Say Her Name, by Francisco Goldman. The result of a freak surfing accident, Francisco Goldman loses his wife a few days before his wedding anniversary off the coast of Mexico. Out of fear of losing her memory he writes about her, avoids using her toiletries and visiting places they spent time in. This serves to reconstruct the memories that slowly disappear with time. Compounding his grief is Aura’s mother, who believes that Goldman murdered her only daughter. She is ready to use the courts to prove that he should be held responsible for Aura’s death. The novel (based off the true life death of his wife) is a lyrical character study of his young wife and how memories, despite their power, can slowly fade away.
Say her Name - Francisco Goldman (Link to Catalog)