Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
"Call Me By Your Name" is a novel written by Andre Aciman and first published in 2007. The novel tells the story of a teenage boy named Elio Perlman who is spending the summer of 1983 with his family in their villa in Northern Italy. During the summer, a graduate student named Oliver arrives to assist Elio's father, a professor of archaeology, and the two young men begin a relationship.
The novel explores themes of love, desire, and self-discovery as Elio and Oliver navigate their feelings for each other and their own identities. The story is set against the backdrop of the Italian countryside and the culture of the region, which adds depth and richness to the characters and their experiences.
The book was well-received by critics and has won several awards, including the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction. It was also adapted into a film directed by Luca Guadagnino in 2017, which received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for several Academy Awards.
Aciman's writing style is often described as evocative and poetic, with a focus on sensory details and emotions. His portrayal of the complexities of young love and the coming of age process is considered realistic and relatable. The novel is a powerful and moving exploration of the human heart, which has resonated with readers of all ages and backgrounds.