Say Her Name: A Novel by Francisco Goldman tell the story of how Goldman fell in love with a much younger Aura, a graduate student from Mexico who was studying literature at Columbia University. They ended up married and living an almost perfect life though it ends up being very short lived. While on vacation in Mexico Aura has a tragic surfing accident and dies. Goldman is distraught and his pain is made more excruciating by Aura’s family who blames him for her death, and vows that he will pay for what she thinks that was foul play, and not only does he have to deal with his loss, he has to deal with the anxiety about possibly being arrested for Aura's death. Goldman puts his grief out on each and every page and it is hard to read at times. Say Her Name takes the reader on an candid, passionate journey.