The Golden Gate

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Vintage International, 1986 - Fiction - 320 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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The Golden Gate: a novel in verse

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This curious work narrates a tale of San Francisco yuppiedom in the iambic tetrameter, 14-line stanzas of Pushkin's classic "novel in verse,'' Eugene Onegin. Seth's plot uses Pushkinesque ironic ... Read full review

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This book is actually amazing. Read it, read it a thousand times, and then go somewhere and cry. And then read it again.

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The worlds discussed while friends are eating
3
A cache of billetsdoux arrive
24
A concert generates a meeting
53
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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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