i am here And You Are Gone




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“Shome Dasgupta writes about young love with a heartbreaking honesty and simplicity that transcends anything I’ve read in recent years. As we follow Jonas and Mary from kindergarten to senior year, we see a range of textual expression that is both innovative and wildly appealing. This book cracks powerful with youthful thunder, black echoes laced tightly with ephemeral innocence. Dasgupta’s debut hits the mark, and leaves one.”

---Mel Bosworth, author of When the Casts Razzed the Chickens (Folded Word) and Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom (Brown Paper Publishing)


“From the start, I fell in love with this book. Shome Dasgupta takes on perhaps the most common of all subjects—love—and makes it somehow fresh and new. Stunning in its use of form, language and character, i am here And You Are Gone is a delight. The book and its author are remarkable. This is the first you may be hearing from Shome Dasgupta, but I can’t imagine it will be the last.”

---Rob Roberge, author of Working Backwards from the Worst Moment of My Life (Ren Hen Press)


“In i am here And You Are Gone, Shome Dasgupta writes with a sparse and mathematical elegance, creating a system of symbols and spaces with which to describe young Jonas’ growing affection for his friend Mary. Throughout the too-fast years of their youth, the two friends hurtle across what must feel to them like a lifetime, moving like two near-parallel lines approaching the same point, one set so impossibly infinite that they might never reach it together. Still their paths pull close, closer, so close that no matter how we might look we may be unable to divine what unsolvable span it is that at the last separates them–and so perhaps us–from each other.”

---Matt Bell, author of How They Were Found (Keyhole Press)


Press:

And The OW Press Fiction Chapbook Contest Winner Is... 
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i am here And You Are Gone 
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i am here And You Are Gone Book Cover
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Review: i am here And You Are Gone
---J.A. Tyler, PANK


Review: Shome Dasgupta's i am here And You Are Gone
---Matt Bell

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---Christopher Bowen, Book Punch

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---Megan Mowry, The Hipster Book Club

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---Jennifer M.Kaufman, Books, Personally

i am here And You Are Gone reviewed by Erin Z. Bass
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Review: Beautiful In Its Simplicity
---Caleb J. Ross

Coming Soon, Submission Call, Amazon 
---Mel Bosworth

Let Shome Into Your Home 
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Books And Moufs, Moufs And Books
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plus, there is Shome Dasgupta on the horizon 
---J.A. Tyler, Big Other

'chariot' 
---J.A. Tyler, Mud Luscious

Bradley Sands & Shome Dasgupta Both Have Books With Mud Luscious Content
---J.A. Tyler, Mud Luscious

From the opening of i am here And You Are Gone
---Gabriel Blackwell

Intense, Heartbreaking, Beautiful
---Patrick O'Neil

Welcome To Kernville
---Michael Harring