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7 Lines that Prove that True Love Never Dies

In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, now a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train upends Sami’s visit and changes his life forever.
Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.

Find Me brings us back inside the world of one of our greatest contemporary romances to show us that in fact true love never dies.

Read a few beautiful lines from the book:

 

I’m listening.
And you know, you do know I’ve been floundering all these years.
I know. But so have I.
What lovely music you used to play for me.
I wanted to.
So you haven’t forgotten.
Of course I haven’t

*

We’re still the same, we haven’t drifted. This is how he always spoke to me in such moments, We’re still the same, we haven’t drifted —with a jeering languor inflecting each of his features…I try to remind him each time that he has no reason to forgive me. But he utters an impish laugh…

*

She reminded me of someone who storms into your life…only to remind you, once she’s added flowers to a vase that’s been standing empty for ever so long that, in case you were still struggling to downplay her presence, you wouldn’t dare ask for more than a week, a day, an hour of this. How close had I come to someone so real, I thought.

*

“I don’t want to stop knowing you. So there’s the long and the short of it.”

*

“Everything I have is yours. Not much, I know,” she said.

*

“But you didn’t know you’d meet me.”
“A meaningless detail. Fate works forward, backward, and crisscrosses sideways and couldn’t care less how we scan its purposes with our rickety little befores and afters.”

*

You fool, it takes two of them to make one of me. I can be a man and woman, or both, because you’ve been both to me. Find me, Oliver. Find me.

 


Fans of Call Me By Your Name, it’s time to get excited for Find Me, Aciman’s newest novel that revisits the world of one of our greatest contemporary romances.

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