The Golden Gate
The great California novel been written, in verse (and why not?): <i>The Golden Gate</i> 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... read more 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. <i>The New York Times</i> Seth pulls off his feat with spirit, grace and great energy. <i>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." <i>Washington Post Book World</i>"