The Call Me By Your Name book sequel is coming along nicely and now it has a cover.
Twitter users have been a little sensitive for the past few days after the cover for the anticipated novel sequel dropped through Entertainment Weekly.
When author André Aciman shared the cover, he also commented on his excitement to continue the story.
“Elio and Oliver have been with me ever since they visited my pages and they’ve never left,” said Aciman. “I fell in love with them, fell in love with their love, and have never stopped thinking of them. Better yet, I would never have learned so much or been so stirred by young love until I woke up one morning and started writing the word, ‘Later.'”
Aciman’s words and the novel’s cover has many people excited and a little emotional.
Here's the cover of my forthcoming novel, FIND ME, where you'll rediscover Elio and Oliver.
Coming October 2019. pic.twitter.com/6JCREBykTk
— André Aciman (@aaciman) May 3, 2019
I can't wait !!! pic.twitter.com/klIVKLQgO7
— Jessica 🐷🍓🥝 (@pablo__143) May 3, 2019
TIME TO BE A SOBBING MESS AGAIN THANKS pic.twitter.com/xDiDsPX5rp
— kimchi⁷🦢 (@midnghtjimin) May 4, 2019
oliver to elio: call me by your name
elio to oliver: find me pic.twitter.com/6wTIJ054PF
— lau (@hakunamurakami) May 3, 2019
Please please please be gentle with us. I can't take more heartbreak for these two.
— Undômiel (@BeingBryony) May 3, 2019
I'm goiNG TO DIE!! pic.twitter.com/a5y7O5HLrB
— Liz (@tchalanxwei) May 3, 2019
But what will the story be about? The book’s content will jump a few decades (yes, decades) after Elio and Oliver’s summer fling. The story will follow three storylines that will, almost assuredly, cross paths. Elio will be a grown man living in throughout Europe, his father Samuel will find new love after getting divorced, and Oliver will contemplating returning to the fling of his past.
Said Aciman to EW on the novel’s plot:
“Find Me follows Samuel on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit his son, 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, meanwhile, soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, and Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.”
If all of that sounds interesting to you, Find Me will publish on October 29. In addition, pre-orders are now available.