Find Me opening lines: Why so glum? I watched her get on at the station in Florence. She slid open the glass door, and once inside the car, looked around, then right away dumped her backpack on the empty seat next to mine.
Samuel chooses an empty compartment on the train from Florence to Rome. He is on his way to visit his son Elio, a concert pianist. Miranda and her dog invade his space and this small intrusion leads to love. Neither of them are looking for it. Sami is old enough to be Miranda’s father, but they cannot avoid what the future holds for them.
Elio has left behind his first love.
Now a classical pianist living in Paris, he believes his youthful desires are behind him – yet after a glancing encounter at a chamber music concert, he once again finds himself falling for an older man. At their affair intensifies, his thoughts turn to the pat, and to Oliver, whose presence in Elio’s heart has never dimmed.
Oliver, a college professor, husband and father, is preparing to leave New York. The imminent departure stirs up longing and regret, awakening an old desire and propelling him towards a decision that could change everything.
I would suggest you read Call Me By Your Name first, to make sense of this novel. It was an OK read but I would not rush out to buy it.
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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8 thoughts on “Find Me, André Aciman | Book Review”
Your final words are rather a shame, Tandy, as the topic of this book is promising.
It’s not worth buying. But let me know if you want to read it.
Too bad this isn’t a readable book. I’ve liked other work by André Aciman.
be well… mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Maybe if you have read the first one it will make it more readable 🙂
thank you for your honest review!
It did sound very interesting!!!
I am still in two minds about it!