Call Me by Your Name chronicles a young man’s coming-of-age during a summer in Italy, as he falls madly in love with the son of his father’s employer. Aciman explores the intense emotions and sexuality that accompany first love, providing readers an evocative and unforgettable story.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for LGBTQ+ readers, or anyone who wants a beautiful and intense love story.
- Beautifully written
- Captures the intensity of first love perfectly
- An emotional and unforgettable story
- The writing style might not be for everyone.
- The book is fairly short, so it may feel unfinished to some readers.
- It’s a little bit slow in the beginning.
Learn more about the author
André Aciman is an author, screenwriter and academic. His first novel, Call Me by Your Name, was published in 2007 to critical acclaim and has since been translated into more than thirty languages. It won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He also wrote Eight White Nights, Out of Egypt: A Memoirand Harvard Square.
“One of the most assured and beautiful debuts I’ve read in a long time… an intimate, sensual story about first love.”
“This slim novel packs an enormous punch, delving deep into the heart and soul of first love. Aciman’s writing is lyrical and gorgeous … An unforgettable read.”
“This lyrical novel excavates the intimacy and eroticism of a summer affair between two extremely different young men.”
“Absolutely beautiful writing–the kind that makes you ache for more when you finish.”