Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jan 22, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
24 Reviews

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' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.

The psychological maneuvers that accompany attraction have seldom been more shrewdly captured than in André Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and ultimately unforgettable.

 

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Even though I read it years ago, Andre Aciman's Call Me By Your Name is a novel that has left quite an impression on me. Simply, it’s the story of Elio, a teenaged boy who falls in love with Oliver, a ... Read full review

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I loved this book! While some may feel a bit betrayed when they discover that this is a book about a deeply passionate relationship between two men, I didn't. Aciman writes quite intimately about a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

André Aciman is the author of Out of Egypt (FSG, 1995) and False Papers (FSG, 2000), and the editor of The Proust Project (FSG, 2004). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his family in Manhattan.

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