Good news for all those Call Me By Your Name fans dying for a second helping of Elio & Oliver’s apricot: The sequel to the first story arrives later this month, and author André Aciman has offered a few hints about the plot.
Titled Find Me, the story picks up 10 years after the first story, and finds Elio dating an older man named Michael. Oliver has married a woman and their union is on the rocks as he dotes over his love for Elio. Elio’s father Sami also has a significant role in the book, as he engages in an affair with a younger woman.
“They are clearly more mature now and know how fragile life can be,” Aciman says of his characters. “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.”
So will that be a happy ending for the iconic couple? We hope so, enough that the much-awaited sequel film–which would again feature Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer–will fast-track into production.
Find Me hits bookstores October 29.