American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light

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In American Smoke, Iain Sinclair hits the road to America in the tracks of the Beats. On the trail of the American Beats, Iain Sinclair makes a delirious and perhaps ill-fated expedition in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Charles Olson and Gary Snyder. It is a journey in search of literary ghosts behind mirages of volcanoes and the Old West. In which rumours vie with false memories and unreliable reports to steer our guide from one strange adventure into another. It is an odyssey in which the beginning offers no clues as to where it may end. ‘A transatlantic odyssey . . . grippingly haunted’ Observer ‘A challenging, maddening, fascinating journey . . . enjoy Sinclair’s poetic language and subtly warped sense of humour. Rich and engrossing’ Metro ‘Sit back and feel the invigorating pulse of beautifully crafted prose . . . wonderful’ Daily Telegraph ‘Iain Sinclair has gone from cult author to national treasure’ Robert Macfarlane Iain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor’s Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky’s Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk.

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Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire: A Confidential Report

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Offers a personal record of the author’s north-east ...

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Edge of the Orison: In the Traces of John Clare’s “Journey Out of Essex”

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In 1841 the poet John Clare fled an asylum in Epping Forest ...

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London Orbital

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Encircling London like a noose, the M25 is a road to ...

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Dining on Stones

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Shifting from Hackney to Hastings and all places ...

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Lights Out for the Territory

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Introducing the streets of London, this title traces nine ...

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