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A conversation with André Aciman

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A conversation with André Aciman

Join us on June 30 for a virtual Silent Book Club with André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name and Find Me, in conversation with Matthew Yazzie, equality advocate and Diversity & Inclusion expert.

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Call Me By Your Name chronicles the relationship between Elio, a 17-year-old Jewish boy living with his parents in Italy, and Oliver, a 24-year-old American scholar who comes to stay with them for the summer. Hailed by critics as "one of the great love stories of our time," the novel explores their budding summer romance and the 20 years that follow.

Aciman published a sequel, Find Me, in 2019. In this follow-up, we return to the world of Elio and Oliver ten years after the events of Call Me By Your Name. We travel from Florence to Rome with Elio's father, Samuel; we catch up with Elio, now a classical pianist in Paris; and we rediscover Oliver, a New England professor with a family. The story is told in three parts, each section narrated from the point of view of each character as the years unfold. 

Photo: Sony Classic Pictures

Call Me By Your Name won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction in 2008. The film adaptation starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet (above) was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2018, including Best Picture. It went on to win Best Adapted Screenplay.

 

Call Me By Your Name


 

Paperback: $17.00

Publisher: Picador USA
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 5.5 X 0.75 X 8.25 inches | 0.5 pounds

Order the book on Bookshop.org where 10% of every purchase supports independent bookstores. 

 

André Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.

Find Me

 

Paperback: $17.00

Publisher: Picador USA
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 5.6 X 1.1 X 8.1 inches | 0.86 pounds

Order the book on Bookshop.org where 10% of every purchase supports independent bookstores. 

 

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.

About the Author


André Aciman is the author of Eight White NightsOut of EgyptFalse PapersAlibis, and Harvard Square, and the editor of The Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives with his wife in Manhattan.

 

Photo by Christopher Ferguson

 

 

Matthew Yazzie is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert and indigenous rights advocate. He is the director of Diversity & Inclusion Programs at Women 2.0, and the Founder of the Others Project; the first real-time, consolidated, and open-source initiative dedicated to Diversity + Inclusion data.