The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

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ISBN10: 0679734570 ISBN13: 9780679734574 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Jun 1 1991 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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"The great California novel been written, in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy."--Gore Vidal

One of the most highly regarded novels of 1986, Vikram Seth's story in verse made him a literary household name in both the United States and India.

John Brown, a successful yuppie living in 1980s San Francisco meets a romantic interest in Liz, after placing a personal ad in the newspaper. From this interaction, John meets a variety of characters, each with their own values and ideas of "self-actualization." However, Liz begins to fall in love with John's best friend, and John realizes his journey of self-discovery has only just begun.

"A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness."--The New York Times

"Seth pulls off his feat with spirit, grace and great energy."--The New Yorker

"A marvelous work . . . bold and splendid . . . Locate this book and allow yourself to become caught up, like a kite, in the lifting effects of Seth's sonnets."--Washington Post Book World
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