7th out of 7 books — 1 voter
i am here And You Are Gone
by Shome Dasgupta (Goodreads Author)
Shome Dasgupta's debut maps the lifelong bond between Mary and Jonas, childhood friends perpetually approaching something more. Dasgupta weaves their world in elegant simplicity, stripping imagery and prose to an essential core while never devaluing the sentiment behind it. i am here And You Are Gone is a love story that elevates love and friendship above romanticized idea...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published October 15th 2010 by OW Press
(first published October 2010)
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Shome Dasgupta writes of love, innocence, loss, desire, communication, and what we all want but sometimes refuse to acknowledge. His choice to utilize simple language to convey complex emotions belays the intensity of the subject matter. Yet it's funny, and sweet, and you keep reading, even through the heartbreak. And then, when you finish the last page and put the book down, you realize you've gained a little more understanding about yourself and the choices you've made in your life.
Shome Dasgupta is the author of i am here And You Are Gone (Winner Of The 2010 Outsider Writers Press Fiction Chapbook Contest), The Seagull And The Urn (HarperCollins India, Forthcoming), and Tentacles, Numbing (Black Coffee Press, 2013). He lives in Lafayette, LA. His work has appeared or will appear in Redivider, NANO Fiction, Drunken Boat, Uncanny Valley Magazine, New Orleans Review, Café Irre...moreMore about Shome Dasgupta...