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Goldman, Francisco. SAY HER NAME. New York City, NY: Grove Press, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 355 pages. As New/As New.

The author's memoir, presented as a novel. Now widely regarded as Francisco Goldman's finest achievement. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The book first appeared as a long Excerpt in The New Yorker Magazine. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Francisco Goldman's "Say Her Name", his most beautiful book yet. "A highly personal account of the author's life in the aftermath of his young wife's drowning. Goldman moves in time from meeting Aura in New York and her harrowing death on Mexico's Pacific Coast to the painful and solitary two years that followed in Brooklyn, marked in part by his mother-in-law's claim that he was responsible for Aura's death. His struggles to exonerate himself from his own conscience and from his mother-in-law's legal threats is electric and poignant. Goldman calls his book a novel and employs some novelistic techniques, but the foundation is truth: Messy, ugly, wildly complicated truth" (Publisher's blurb). "Beautifully written. The truth that emerges in this book has less to do with the mystery of Aura's death than with the miracle of the astonishing, spirited, deeply original young woman Goldman so adored. So remarkable is her resurrection that at times I felt the book itself had a pulse" (The New York Times). Colm Toibin, who called the book a masterpiece, and Junot Diaz chose "Say Her Name" as the Best Book of The Year 2011. An absolute "must-have" title for Francisco Goldman collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Francisco Goldman. It comes with a copy of the New York Times Cover Review, also very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker by the author. This title is now highly collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed set available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare signed set thus. Winner of the Prix Femina Etranger in 2011 for "Say Her Name". One of the finest living writers. A fine collectible set. . ISBN 0802119816. $150.00

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