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  - Randal Samstag - Goodreads

A truly lovely book which would be an ordinary novella, if not written in Pushkin's meter with sensitive brilliance by a great writer. I first learned of Vikram Seth when he appeared on the cover of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bhuvaneswari Mathuraiveeran - Goodreads

A master piece, I never knew i enjoy poems and verses till i read this book. 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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