Eight White Nights
An unforgettable journey through the experience of time and desire, where passion and fear and the sheer craving to ask for love and to show love can forever alter who we are. A man in his late twenties goes to a large Christmas party in Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three words: 'I am Clara.' Over the following seven days, they meet every evening in the snowy city. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly and won't hazard a move. The tension between them builds, marked by ambivalence, hope and distrust. Moving both closer together, then further apart, this amorous dance builds towards a New Year's Eve charged with magic, the promise of renewal and love.
A lushly romantic novel from 'the most exciting new fiction writer of the 21st century' - (New York Magazine).
Andre Aciman teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He lives with his family in Manhattan. His first novel, Call Me By Your Name, was published in 2008.