Cirrus Stratus tells the mythic story of love and rage and how a once prominent family deteriorated while living in the pangful city of Dormier. Misguided by desire, every turn spins itself frustratingly into a quagmire. Both love story as well as family saga—where memories collide amidst destruction—the novel journeys into human spirit through the tinted glass of a tainted, yet magical, realism.
The only thing stopping Shome Dasgupta is his imagination, which knows no bounds. Behold Cirrus Stratus—an exhilarating novel rich in character, lush in language, expansive in scope, masterful in its telling, and utterly transporting from the very first page.
Sara Lippmann, author of Lech
On Shome Dasgupta
The Seagull And The Urn
“The narrative has a simplicity to it that make it easy to lose yourself in the story…A fantastic read with magic and whimsy to lose yourself in.”
Pretend I Am Someone You Like
"...This is courageously strange writing that will intrigue and beguile the reader from the get-go…Unsettling, endearing, and brilliant."
“I loved its brilliant shimmering prose, its wisdom and whimsy, and its truth…Mute is a book to savor and admire.”
—Rob Roberge, author of More Than They Could Chew
Anklet And Other Stories
“Dasgupta draws us in with his curious perspectives and images of Indian culture, but he keeps us engaged with a narration that focuses on the emotions and experiences that drive all of us.”
—Holly Fling, Goodreads Book Review
i am here And You Are Gone
“Shome Dasgupta writes about young love with a heartbreaking honesty and simplicity that transcends anything I’ve read in recent years…This book cracks powerful with youthful thunder, black echoes laced tightly with ephemeral innocence.”
—Mel Bosworth, author of Freight
Shome Dasgupta is the author of ten books, including The Seagull And The Urn (HarperCollins India), Spectacles (Word West Press), i am here And You Are Gone (Winner of the 2010 OW Press Fiction Contest), Anklet And Other Stories (Golden Antelope Press), and a poetry collection, Iron Oxide (Assure Press). Forthcoming novels Tentacles Numbing (Thirty West) and The Muu-Antiques (Malarkey Books). His writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Hobart, New Orleans Review, X-R-A-Y, American Book Review, New Delta Review, Magma Poetry, and elsewhere. His fiction and poetry have been anthologized in Best Small Fictions 2019 and Best Small Fictions 2021 (Sonder Press), The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing (&Now Books), and Poetic Voices Without Borders 2 (Gival Press). His work has been featured as a storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Story, and his stories and poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction, Best Of The Net, and the Orison Anthology. He is the series editor of the Wigleaf Top 50. He lives in Lafayette, LA and can be found at www.shomedome.com and @laughingyeti.