Call Me by Your Name: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Aciman, Andre
Subject:  FICTION / Gay
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Romance / LGBT / Gay
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Picador
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.18in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three Time Academy Award Nominee James Ivory

An Instant Classic and One of the Great Love Stories of Our Time

Andre Aciman'sCall 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' cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Ficition

ANew York Times Notable Book of the Year • APublishers WeeklyandThe Washington PostBest Book of the Year • ANew YorkMagazine "Future Canon" Selection • AChicago Tribune andSeattle Times (Michael Upchurch's) Favorite Favorite Book of the Year

Review Quote*

"Superb...The beauty of Aciman's writing and the purity of his passions should place this extraordinary first novel within the canon of great romantic love stories for everyone."-Charles Kaiser, The Washington Post Book World

"An extraordinary examination of longing and the complicated ways in which we negotiate the experience of attraction....It's startling that a novel so bracingly unsentimental-alert to the ways we manipulate, second-guess, forestall, and finally reach stumblingly toward one another-concludes with such emotional depths."-Mark Doty, O, The Oprah Magazine

"This novel is hot...a love letter, an invocation, and something of an epitaph....An exceptionally beautiful book."-Stacey D'Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review

"If you are prepared to take a hard punch in your gut, and like brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane, and beautiful prose, then you've come to the right place."-Nicole Krauss, author ofThe History of Love

"A great love story...every phrase, every ache, every giddy rush of sensation in this beautiful novel rings true."-Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times

"The novel is richly, sensuously detailed...luminous....Aciman deftly charts a burgeoning relationship that both parties want and fear."-Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe

"The book is incredible. My wife [Elizabeth Chambers] calls it the sexiest book she's ever read. It humanizes love in a really power, beautiful way."-Armie Hammer

Biographical NoteAndré Aciman is the author ofEight White Nights,Out of Egypt,False Papers,Alibis, andHarvard Square, and the editor ofThe Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives with his wife in Manhattan.