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The Golden Gate, Vikram Seth

This novel in verse about a group of California yuppies was one of the most highly praised books of 1986 and a bestseller on both coasts.

Praise for The Golden Gate:

"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."  -- New York Times

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

"While the idea of a novel in verse may be initially off-putting, readers of this tour de force are in for a treat. Using the sonnet form throughout, and varying his language from lyrical elegance to timely vernacular, Seth's tale of four California Yuppies is as fully dimensional as a good novel, and twice as diverting....Seth's experiment is a resounding success."  -- Publishers Weekly

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