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
Luckily, simplistic plot. - Goodreads
Written in prose- which is amazing in itself. - Goodreads
Hope the ending is as good as the beginning. - Goodreads
Fiction written in prose/poems. - Goodreads
Seth is a beautiful, clever writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dana Johnson - Goodreads

This is my all-time favorite book. Seth is a beautiful, clever writer. The story line seems simple but is filled with rich relationships. I have read it multiple times. True love. Read full review

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User Review  - Janey - Goodreads

A novel, in sonnet-form, but sonnets stretched, split and dancing... the story is set in the yuppiedom that was silicon valley in the 1980s and concerns the hedonistic pleasures of a group of twenty-somethings as they grow up... 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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