André Aciman, the author of Call Me By Your Name, has confirmed plans to continue Elio and Oliver’s story with an official sequel to the book.
The book, entitled Find Me, will be published in October 2019 much to the delight of fans who were swept away in the film adaptation by Luca Guadagnino two years ago. It’s easy to forget that Aciman’s novel is the basis for Call Me By Your Name, such was mainstream commercial success of the feature. However, as fans of the first book know too well, Aciman teased the sequel in its final pages and will pick up the story a few years later, focusing more of the story on Samuel, Elio’s father.
Publishing house Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 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.”
Speaking to Vulture, Aciman said of the forthcoming book: “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 realise that I wanted to be back with them and watch them over the years – which is why I wrote Find Me.”