We are excited to reveal the cover for Find Me by André Aciman, which revisits the complex and beguiling characters of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name two decades after their first meeting. Call Me by Your Name became a much-loved, Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love.
In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies.
Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover today, and author André Aciman shared his thoughts:
“The colors of the buildings couldn’t have been more intensely Roman or captured the sensual Rome I’ve known and love so much: ochre, faded orange, and, in the background, a serene blue sky. If you look carefully, the street sign reads “Via dei Banchi Vecchi”—a street where Elio and his father order wine in what is my favorite enoteca in the world. My heart belongs in this image. I also love the font: it is dynamic, bold, unloosened, and so Mediterranean—it captures, as did the film, the free, undying spirit of Call Me by Your Name.
But Find Me does not take place in Rome alone. An entire segment takes place in a rainy Paris by night while another is set in New York City late on a protracted Indian summer.
Elio and Oliver have been with me ever since they visited my pages and they’ve never left. I fell in love with them, fell in love with their love, and have never stopped thinking of them. Better yet, I would never have learned so much or been so stirred by young love until I woke up one morning and started writing the word ‘Later.'”
André Aciman is the author of Eight White Nights, Call Me by Your Name, Out of Egypt, False Papers, Alibis, Harvard Square, and Enigma Variations, and is the editor of The Proust Project (all published by FSG). He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his wife in Manhattan.
Cover design by Farrar, Straus and Giroux’s Creative Director Rodrigo Corral.