In Aciman's masterpiece and most well-known work, he introduces us to 17-year-old Elio and his love affair with 24-year-old Oliver during one summer in Italy. They go from wary strangers to kindred friends and then finally to passionate lovers. Aciman takes us into the highs and the lows of a young man's sexual and romantic awakening with such narrative skill that, despite the narrative specificity and the trapped-in-time quality of the novel, everyone can still recognize the rapture that accompanies desire and longing. Matched with lyrical writing and penetrating insight, Call Me by Your Name secures its place as a modern masterpiece.
Call Me By Your Name - Andre Aciman