The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

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The Golden Gate is a brilliantly achieved novel written in verse. Set in the 1980s in the affluence and sunshine of California's Silicon Valley, it is an exuberant and witty story of twenty-somethings looking for love, pleasure and the meaning of life. It was awarded the 1986 British Airways Commonwealth Poetry more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 200 x 25mm | 394g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main.
  • 0571212654
  • 9780571212651
  • 205,426

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"At once a bittersweet love story, a wickedly funny novel of manners and an unsentimental meditation on mortality and the nuclear abyss. Always witty--and still profound--the book paints a truthful picture of our dreadful, comic times."--"Vanity Fair""A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness."--"The New York Times""The great California novel has been written in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy."--Gore Vidalshow more

About Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth was trained as an economist. He has lived for several years each in England, California, China and India. He is the author of From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet, several books of poems, two novels (not in verse), A Suitable Boy and An Equal Music, and a memoir, Two more

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3,252 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,197)
3 19% (619)
2 4% (131)
1 1% (29)
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