It will be set years after the original novel.
Author André Aciman is officially releasing a sequel to his novel Call Me By Your Name.
Aciman and publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux have announced an October release date for Find Me – which, surprisingly, is not entirely Elio and Oliver focused.
It takes place several years after the novel's end, now centring on the life of his now divorced father Samuel.
A chance encounter on the train to Florence to visit his son leads to a relationship that changes Sami’s life definitively. Elio then 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.
The synopsis reveals Elio’s father becomes a major character in the sequel after being one of the original novel’s main supporting players. Michael Stuhlbarg played Samuel in Luca Guadagnino’s film adaptation.
Main characters Elio and Oliver also appear not to be together for a portion of the sequel, with Elio (played by Timothée Chalamet in the film) having a new relationship and Oliver (Armie Hammer) conflicted with family life in America. Aciman now juggles three characters and three separate storylines in the sequel, and how they eventually fit together.
Aciman first announced that he was continuing the bestselling story on Twitter at the end of 2019, writing: "I would actually love a sequel to Call Me By Your Name. In fact I am writing one."
The novel is due out on October 29 in America, with other release dates yet to be announced.