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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User Review  - HenryKrinkle - LibraryThing

I was thinking in iambic tetrameter for weeks after reading this book. I have read this book multiple times, and it always leaves me delighted and surprised. It also always leaves me in a puddle of tears. Highly recommended. Read full review

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User Review  - amelish - LibraryThing

I was so disappointed with the ending of this novel in verse (yes, verse). The best part, I thought, came right before the plot takes a tragic turn, when two people begin to quietly and casually fall ... 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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