1999
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'Extraordinary . . . Evocative, poetic and deeply beautiful . . . This riff on longing, Sexual awakening and the impact of the past will strike an exquisite chord with those falling in love for the first time (or out of love for the last time).'TatlerCall Me By Your Name tells the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blooms between seventeen-year-old Elio and his father's house guest Oliver over the course of a restless summer on the Italian Riviera. Currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire threaten to overwhelm the lovers, who at first feign indifference to the charge between them. What ensues is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration, yet an experience that will mark them for a lifetime. For what Elio and Oliver discover on the Riviera, and again during a sultry evening in Rome, is the one thing they both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.'Quite simply, brilliant . . . This is an elegy, a celebration, a meditation on the truth of passion that is nuanced and universal. It is a tremendous debut.'Francesca Segal, Observer

 

Details

ISBN: 9781843546535
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Edition: Main
Publication Date: 1 Apr 2009
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 1.8(W)
Weight (gm): 251

 

Reviews

A beautiful and wise book... A miracle. * Colm Toibin, author of Brooklyn *
As much a story of paradise found as it is of paradise lost... Extraordinary. * New York Times *
Brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane and beautiful. * Nicole Krauss, author of Forest Dark *
Extraordinary... Evocative, poetic and deeply beautiful. * Tatler *
Humanises love in a really powerful, beautiful way. * Armie Hammer, Time Out *
Deeply moving... I adored it. * Vogue *
This novel is hot... a love letter, an invocation, and something of an epitaph. An exceptionally beautiful book. * The New York Times Book Review *

 

Author Biography

Andre Aciman teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his family in Manhattan. This is his first novel.
Call Me By Your Name
1999

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