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.