Call Me By Your Name

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Summary

When a handsome American named Oliver turns up at his parents’ villa in Italy, 17-year old Elio is intrigued. Eventually, their infatuation intensifies into something that will change both of them forever.

At first, Elio is unsuccessful in his attempts to seduce Oliver and unsure if the aloof visitor shares his feelings. Then one day, suddenly, their connection becomes intoxicatingly intimate. Could this really be just a summer fling?

Fans of the Oscar-winning film adaptation will swoon to hear actor Armie Hammer, who played Oliver in the film, lend his rich baritone to Elio’s anxious inner monologue. Audible reviewers describe his narration as ‘effortless’, ‘tender’ and ‘transcendent’.

Writer André Aciman first began the story that became Call Me by Your Name as a writing exercise. But the compelling erotic and psychological tension between Elio and Oliver took on a life of its own. He dashed out the book in four months. 

‘Wanting makes my characters come alive’ Aciman has said. ‘They also fear what they want and the complications that having it would bring.'

To the delight of fans, André Aciman reunited Elio and Oliver in the 2019 sequel Find Me. Experience this bittersweet modern love story and you, too, will be left wanting more.

When it was first published in 2007, Call Me by Your Name was named one of the best books of that year by many publications. A New York Times reviewer described it as ‘an exceptionally beautiful book’. Then, in 2017, Luca Guadagnino’s stunning film version secured it as a cult favourite.

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