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The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate

Author(s): Vikram Seth

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s



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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 Prize.

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A novel written in sonnets and I rather liked it. Lovely to have such a creative book about my home city – Dashiel –

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