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Faculty Book: André Aciman

André Aciman

Call Me by Your Name
(Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2007)

Call Me by Your Name
, a frank, unsentimental, heartrending elegy to human passion, is the unforgettable story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents' cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them. What grows from the depths of their spirits is a romance of scarcely six weeks’ duration and an experience that marks them for a lifetime. For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. André Aciman is a professor of comparative literature and French at The Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: JAN 23, 2007

Category: Comparative Literature, Faculty Books, French