Because not enough has been said about semen-filled peaches, and eating them, André Aciman is really and truly writing a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In an announcement from publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Aciman said that he has titled the sequel to his beautiful, horny book about the summer love between Elio and Oliver. In Find Me, Aciman will revisit the lives of Elio, Oliver, and another member of the Perlman family. Per FSG: “In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father Samuel, now divorced, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train leads to a relationship that changes Sami’s life definitively. Elio soon moves to Paris where he too has a consequential affair, while Oliver, now a professor in northern New England with sons who are nearly grown, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return visit to Europe.” It will be published October 29, 2019.
As Luca Guadagnino’s film Call Me by Your Name took off in 2017, the director said that he was interested in making a sequel. (Perhaps it would involve Dakota Johnson playing a “hoochie woman,” perhaps it would address the AIDS epidemic.) Armie Hammer — who, it must be said, broke Timothée Chalamet’s heart in the movie — broke Vulture’s heart when he said that he’s not sure “that anything will match up to the first” movie. With Aciman writing a new text, Hammer will have another opportunity to eat the peach!
Update: Aciman provided Vulture with a comment on the sequel: “The world of Call Me by Your Name never left me. Though I created the characters and was the author of their lives, what I never expected was that they’d end up teaching me things about intimacy and about love that I didn’t quite think I knew until I’d put them down on paper. The film made me realize that I wanted to be back with them and watch them over the years — which is why I wrote Find Me.”