by: André Aciman
Picture: Find Me: A Novel
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Edition: First Edition
Label: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Number Of Pages: 272
Publication Date: October 29, 2019
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: October 29, 2019
Studio: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A New York Times Bestseller
In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.
No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name. First published in 2007, it was hailed as “a love letter, an invocation . . . an exceptionally beautiful book” (Stacey D’Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review). Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love.
In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever.
Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.
Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.
An Amazon Best Book of November 2019: André Aciman’s Find Me is the follow-up to the knock-out, breathless, now movie-made novel Call Me By Your Name—a fever dream of what it’s like to fall in love for the first time. Elio and Oliver’s affair only lasted a brief glorious and torturous summer, so it is with great excitement that readers (new and old) should greet the sequel. Find Me picks up ten years after that heady summer romance in Italy. It opens with Elio’s father, Sami, who meets a woman on a train and is immediately swept up in her smile and words. His interior monologue of lust and love is vibrant, and although it’s no longer marked by youthful exuberance, his obsession is no less intense. Later, we learn of Elio’s new relationship with an older man, and like his father, his age plays a role in his actions, as does his past. And then we visit Oliver in the States. There’s not a day that goes by that these men don’t think about their pasts—pieces of music, cobbled streets in Rome, sipping wine transports them back in time. They dream of what their lives would be like—in every way—with the ones they want. Find Me is a heart-pounding novel of the love stories of men—of desire, infatuation, obsession, lust, and the endurance of a romance that can last a lifetime. —Al Woodworth, Amazon Book Review
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