Call Me By Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blooms between seventeen-year-old Elio and his father's house guest Oliver during a restless summer on the Italian Riviera.
Unrelenting currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire threaten to overwhelm the lovers who at first feign indifference to the charge between them. What grows from the depths of their souls is a romance of scarcely six weeks' duration, and an experience that marks them for a lifetime.
For what the two discover on the Riviera and during a sultry evening in Rome is the one thing they both already fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy.
1983, Northern Italy, Elio sits by the pool reading novels and transcribing music.That is until a young scholar named Oliver arrives. As the days pass by and the summer is ending and the two become entangled with passion and desire for each other that neither one expected. Aciman is a poetic genius, that puts everything out on the table with no fear or regret. - Tahlia-Belle (QBD)
Such a beautiful read. A book that whisks you away into long Italian summers and passionate, secretive romances. About two people who fall hopelessly in love knowing their lives won't permit their romance. - Georgie (QBD)