A reunion between Elio and Oliver is in book form, at least.
Andrè Aciman prepares for the Oct. 29 release of Find Me, his new book set in the world of Call Me by Your Name.
The end of Aciman book’s doesn’t stop where the film does and instead tracks the lives of Elio and Oliver 20 years after their summer romance, as they reunite in Italy. Now they are more mature and they have both had other relationships.
But readers hoping for another Elio and Oliver story may be disappointed. The sequel of Call Me by Your Name focuses on a secondary character from the original book. Find Me begins with the now-single Elio’s father, Samuel. He’s on his way to visit Elio, now an accomplished pianist, in Rome. More than 100 pages pass in Find Me before Elio appears in the flesh, and it takes Oliver considerably longer. But what Aciman offers us in the meantime is an intense and rewarding prelude.
Ten years have passed since Elio and Oliver fell in love, and although life has taken them apart, they are still on each other’s minds.
Now the new novel takes us through Rome, Paris, New York and back to the Italian countryside.