Not Logged in.
Book Jacket

Find Me


The author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex...
Summary and Reviews
Excerpt
Reading Guide

Discuss Find Me by André Aciman:
How do you believe the past and present intertwine throughout the novel, and what are the consequences? By the end of the book, have the lives of the deceased been extended into the present, and if so, how?

Created: 08/31/20

Replies: 3

Posted Aug. 31, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

Join Date: 10/15/10

Posts: 2288

How do you believe the past and present intertwine throughout the novel, and what are the consequences? By the end of the book, have the lives of the deceased been extended into the present, and if so, how?

Miranda's father says, 'I want those who outlive me to extend my life, not just to remember it.' Michel tells Elio, 'Nothing belongs to the past.' How do you believe the past and present intertwine throughout the novel, and what are the consequences? By the end of the book, have the lives of the deceased been extended into the present, and if so, how? Why do you think Elio feels that his half brother is his and Oliver's child, and that his father 'knew it just as well, had known it all along?'


Posted Sep. 02, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
judyw

Join Date: 06/13/11

Posts: 56

RE: How do you believe the past and present intertwine throughout the novel, and what are the consequences? By the end of the book, have the lives of the deceased been extended into the present, and if so, how?

I did find the characters to be confusing. I was having difficulty understanding who was who. Many authors use this way of relating their stories and I don't think Aciman did a particularly good job.


Posted Sep. 11, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
beckys

Join Date: 08/12/16

Posts: 75

RE: How do you believe the past and present intertwine throughout the novel, and what are the consequences? By the end of the book, have the lives of the deceased been extended into the present, and if so, how?

Each character shared stories of their parents before them in some way...each of them was an extension of their fathers, it seemed like the relationship between father and son was very meaningful to the characters in the novel. And Ollie seemed like an extension of both Samuel, Elio, and Oliver


Posted Sep. 16, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
taking.mytime's Gravatar
taking.mytime

Join Date: 03/29/16

Posts: 190

RE: How do you believe the past and present intertwine throughout the novel, and what are the consequences? By the end of the book, have the lives of the deceased been extended into the present, and if so, how?

The characters mentioned their lost ones, thereby extending the loves of those deceased.


Reply

Please login to post a response.