André Aciman has officially confirmed he’s writing a sequel to Call Me By Your Name. The novel gained tremendous attention following the film adaptation which featured Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet as Oliver and Elio, respectively.
Find Me, Aciman’s sequel, it seems we will be revisting Elio, Oliver and Elio’s dad, Samuel. According to Vulture.com:
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.Vulture.com
Later, Aciman told Vulture:
The world of Call Me by Your Name never left me. Though I created the characters and was the author of their lives, what I never expected was that they’d end up teaching me things about intimacy and 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.André Aciman
The current release date for the sequel is October 29, 2019.
Although there’s still a bit to go before the book is released, we cannot help but be anything but excited.
Aciman, whose work has moved people to tears time and time again, will undoubtedly deliver a book that will break our hearts once more. But for now, all we can do is wait for October.