Monday, June 2, 2008
By Andre Aciman
Elio is 17, and spending this summer like all the others in his life, at his family's home on the Italian Riveria.
Like every other summer, his family hosts a university student for six weeks to help Elio's father with his research.
But the student this summer is Oliver, a 24 year old American whom Elio befriends.
Every swim, game of tennis, and run along the Italian Rivera the two share is fraught with the tension of their mutual attraction.
When their relationship explodes into full passion and complete intimacy, they are both changed forever.
This book won the 2008 Lambda Literary Award for best Men's Fiction book published in 2007! And even though the publisher isn't pushing it as a Young Adult novel, I am including it here on this blogsite because "Call Me By Your Name" is the story of a Teen's first love.
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