The sequel will be set in the future, after the events in the original book. According to the book’s publisher, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, the novel will follow Elio’s now-divorced father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, who is now a classical pianist, where a chance encounter changes his life.
The book will also follow the lives of Elio and Oliver, the former of whom moves to Paris where he has a “consequential affair” while the latter, who is now a professor with fully grown sons, contemplates returning to Europe from New England.
While Aciman told the screenwriter of the film version, James Ivory, that a sequel “was not a good idea,” he announced via Twitter in December that he was writing one.
I would actually love a sequel to Call Me by Your Name. In fact I am writing one.
— André Aciman (@aaciman) December 4, 2018
“The world of Call Me By Your Name never left me,” Aciman told Vulture. “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 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.”
Find Me is set to hit bookshelves on October 29, 2019.