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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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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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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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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