The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse

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Random House Publishing Group, 1986 - Fiction - 307 pages
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Completely written in rhyming verse, this contemporary novel illustrates the lives, loves, and interests of young California professionals living in and around Silicon Valley, within reach of the Golden Gate bridge

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One has to admire the author for writing in prose. - Goodreads
I didn't think it was always easy to read though. - Goodreads
Written in prose- which is amazing in itself. - Goodreads
The plot is fairly simple. - Goodreads
Hope the ending is as good as the beginning. - Goodreads
Fiction written in prose/poems. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

I waver between a 4 and a 5. This is a wonderful novel but it might put some people off because it is written entirely in sonnets (594 of them, including the author bio, the acknowledgements, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nana Mizushima - Goodreads

Don't usually read poetry but this was amazing. A compelling set of characters and great story all written in verse. I remember Vikram hanging out at the I center when I used to work there. Little did I know how wonderful his writing would be. Read full review


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About the author (1986)

Vikram Seth has written acclaimed books in several genres: verse novel, "The Golden Gate"; travel book, "From Heaven Lake"; animal fables, "Beastly Tales"; epic fiction, "A Suitable Boy". His most recent novel, "An Equal Music", was published in 1999. He lives in England and India.

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