Find Me (Paperback)

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André Aciman is a brilliant storyteller and in Find Me, an unexpected encounter on a train drew me easily back into the world of Call Me by Your Name. (Who doesn't love a chance encounter on a train? Only the most hard-hearted among us.) More than a decade has gone by, and snapshots first of Samuel's life then of Elio and Oliver's create the book's structure. The strength of Aciman's writing is his ability to create such an intimacy between his reader and his characters that we are perfectly able to fill in the blanks ourselves as the years pass. The theme of regret hovers over the narrative, along with the question of what, exactly, is a life well-lived? As I read about Samuel's yearning and ultimate second chance, always in the back of my mind were Elio and Oliver and the path they hadn't taken and the words they had chosen not to speak. Would they get their second chance? Well, Find Me is a love story above all else, with an ending that is quietly beautiful. The journey to get there, however, proves as emotionally charged as the very best fiction should be.



A New York Times Bestseller

In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.

No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than Andr Aciman's haunting Call Me by Your Name. First published in 2007, it was hailed as "a love letter, an invocation . . . an exceptionally beautiful book" (Stacey D'Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review). Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award-winning film starring Timoth e Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love.

In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio's father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami's plans and changes his life forever.

Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.

Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9787521320039
ISBN-10: 7521320034
Publisher: Wai Yu Jiao Xue Yu Yan Jiu Chu Ban She
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Language: Chinese