Words: Steve Brown
Author André Aciman has teased the ‘end’ of Elio and Oliver’ story in the ‘Call Me By Your Name’ sequel.
The upcoming sequel, ‘Find Me’, is set to be released at the end of this month and fans of the first book – which was brought to the big screen in 2017 starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet – are eagerly anticipating what’s to come in the new book.
Author Aciman has teased what to expect from the novel and said the characters tell their stories at 10, 15 and 20-year intervals.
For the first time, we hear the voice of Elio’s father, Sami, who becomes involved with a younger woman while his son starts a relationship with an older man named Michel.
The novel will cover a ‘long-awaited, inevitable reunion’ between Elio and Oliver, who is ‘in an unhappy marriage, ruminating over his love affair with Elio’.
And now, Aciman has teased ‘Find Me’ ‘ends’ the story of Elio and Oliver.
Speaking to British Vogue, Aciman said: “They are clearly more mature now and know how fragile life can be.
“They have both had other relationships, they know that they have to be careful and that a separation, should it occur again, would be devastating.
“’Find Me’ gave me a sense of closure and finality. Of course, life is full of surprises and no road is without bumps or wrong turns. But I think this ends the tale of Elio and Oliver.”
Whether or not this means they end up together happily or tragedy comes to play, we will just have to wait and see.