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  • Writer's pictureCharles Arrowsmith

Review: Find Me by André Aciman (Washington Post)

"The best sequels aren’t just about getting the old gang back together to repeat the thrills of the first installment (though that’s part of it). A successful Part II deepens the meaning of Part I. It doesn’t so much meet our expectations as confound them, unfurling a new canvas to reveal truths about the effects of time on character and situation.

"'Find Me,' André Aciman’s thoughtful follow-up to 'Call Me by Your Name' (2007), confounds expectations from the start, assuming a different structure to probe the difficulties of going back and the myriad ways in which we seek meaning. While the first book focused (mostly) on one summer and the romance between teenage intellectual Elio and graduate student Oliver, 'Find Me' is more fragmentary, takes a longer view and places in counterpoint a wider range of relationships."

For my full review of Find Me (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2019), visit The Washington Post.

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