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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How impressive to write an entire novel in prose! Beautifully written. Bonus points for the Bay Area setting. Minus one star for the uninteresting plot. Read full review

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The book is all in verse which I thought could either be very good or very bad. It is very good and I admire the skills required to write this style. I didn't get far but had to stop in order to start ... 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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