"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."
"A splendid achievement, equally convincing in its exhilaration and its sadness."
—The New York Times
"The great California novel has been written in verse (and why not?): The Golden Gate gives great joy."