Author(s): André Aciman
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' house in a cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference to the other. But during the warm, languorous 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 on 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 as in Andre Aciman's frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion. Call Me by Your Name is clear-eyed, bare-knuckled, and, ultimately, unforgettable.
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... 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) --Tatler
Andre Aciman was born in Alexandria, Egypt and is an American memoirist, essayist, novelist, and scholar of seventeenth-century literature. He has also written many essays and reviews on Marcel Proust. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Republic, Conde Nast Traveler, The Paris Review, Granta as well as in many volumes of The Best American Essays. His first novel, Call Me By Your Name, was published in 2008 and Eight White Nights was published in 2011. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his family in Manhattan.