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The Golden Gate : a novel in verse

Author: Vikram Seth; Random House (Firm),
Publisher: New York : Random House, [1986] ©1986
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This novel, written in sonnet form is publishing phenomenon of 1986 review in the New York Times and India Today. This is the story of a group of young people within the reach of the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1980s. The protagonist John, a successful computer executive in Silicon Valley, is lonely; his loyal ex-girlfriend Janet is a sculptor and drummer in the band Liquid Sheep; Liz is an attorney from a family of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novels in verse
Fiction
Narrative poetry
Poems
Authors' presentation copies (Provenance)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seth, Vikram, 1952-
Golden Gate.
New York : Random House, ©1986
(OCoLC)565269510
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vikram Seth; Random House (Firm),
ISBN: 0394549740 9780394549743 0679734570 9780679734574
OCLC Number: 12081140
Description: 307 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The world's discussed while friends are eating. --
A cache of billets-doux arrive. --
A concert generates a meeting. --
A house is warmed. Sheep come alive. --
Olives are plucked in prime condition. --
A cat reacts to competition. --
Arrests occur. A speech is made. --
Coffee is drunk, and Scrabble played. --
A quarrel is initiated. --
Vines rest in early winter light. --
The Winking Owl fills up by night. --
An old affair is renovated. --
Friends meditate on friends who've gone. The months go by; the world goes on.
Responsibility: by Vikram Seth.

Abstract:

This novel, written in sonnet form is publishing phenomenon of 1986 review in the New York Times and India Today. This is the story of a group of young people within the reach of the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1980s. The protagonist John, a successful computer executive in Silicon Valley, is lonely; his loyal ex-girlfriend Janet is a sculptor and drummer in the band Liquid Sheep; Liz is an attorney from a family of wine growers whom John meets as a result of an ad placed on his behalf by Janet; Liz's brother Ed is a homosexual grappling with Catholicism. Other characters include: Phil, a former nuclear engineer; Liz's cat Charlemagne; and an iguana named Schwartzenegger. Though it portrays contemporary life in California, the novel is about the universal pursuit of love. The author, a New Delhi raised doctoral candidate in economics at Stanford, has won the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for 1986. ISBN 0-394-54974-0 : $17.95.

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