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
I didn't think it was always easy to read though. - Goodreads
Fiction written in prose/poems. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

Extraordinary feat. An entire novel, with well-developed characters though a tenuous and predictable plot line, written in light-verse sonnets. Same author wrote a big prose novel, A Suitable Boy, which disappointed compared to the unique verse novel. Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

An entire book in verse? You might think this gets annoying but it really doesn't. What might have started out as an experiment for Seth ended as a delightful reading experience. I was assigned this ... 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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