The Golden Gate
- Publish Date: 1991-06-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Vikram Seth
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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 Seths 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 Johns 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