Call Me By Your Name author André Aciman is officially releasing a sequel to the heart-wrenching novel later this year.
The Egyptian-born American author confirmed the news to Vulture yesterday (20 March).
Find Me, the novel will take place years after the first book, centers on Oliver and Elio’s father, Samuel.
The novel has a release date for 29 October in America.
Aciman’s news coincides with the confirmation that a cinematic sequel to Call Me By Your Name is also in the works.
‘Why I wrote Find Me’
The author told Vulture: ‘The world of Call Me by Your Name never left me.’
Aciman said he ‘never expected’ his characters would teach him about intimacy.
They taught me ‘about love that I didn’t quite think I knew until I’d put them down on paper.’
‘The film made me realize that I wanted to be back with them and watch them over the years – which is why I wrote Find Me.’
What do we know so far?
News of the sequel is still as fresh as that infamous peach, but the book’s publishers Farrar, Straus, and Giroux have dropped a few plot details.
It said: ‘In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father Samuel, now divorced, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist.
‘A chance encounter on the train leads to a relationship that changes Sami’s life definitively.
‘Elio soon moves to Paris where he too has a consequential affair.
‘While Oliver, now a professor in northern New England with sons who are nearly grown, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return visit to Europe.’
It’s not just the book getting a sequel
The story is about a 17 year-old boy (Timothée Chalamet) who falls for a handsome doctoral student (Armie Hammer).
Director Luca Guadagnino said the second film will be set in the late 1980s and feature the AIDS crisis as well as other major events of the time.
But earlier this week, Armie Hammer had fans crying in front of their own fireplaces when he admitted the film sequel won’t ‘match up to the first.’
‘The first one was so special for everyone who made it. So many people who watched it felt like it really touched them,’ he added.
Author: Josh Milton
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