Eight White Nights: The unforgettable love story from the author of Call My By Your Name

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Atlantic Books, Jan 1, 2011 - Fiction - 300 pages
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A powerfully original novel of modern love by the author of Call Me By Your Name.

An unforgettable journey through the experience of time and desire, where passion and fear and the sheer craving to ask for love and to show love can forever alter who we are.

A man in his late twenties goes to a large Christmas party in Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three words: 'I am Clara.' Over the following seven days, they meet every evening in the snowy city. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly and won't hazard a move. The tension between them builds, marked by ambivalence, hope, and distrust. Moving both closer together, then further apart, this amorous dance builds towards a New Year's Eve charged with magic, the promise of renewal and love.

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

Oh, this. I just don't know what to do with this novel. It is either a brilliant exploration of falling in love or the most pretentious piece of twaddle ever printed on paper. And I can't decide. The ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Luxurious, emotionally charged story of a love gone wrong—in about a week's time.The "white" of the title could refer to the wintry landscape, or to the blazing lights of Manhattan, or perhaps to the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

André Aciman teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his family in Manhattan. His first novel, Call Me By Your Name, was published in 2008.

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