Happy Publication Day, Iain Sinclair!

Sinclair-AmericanSmokeUK-BlogToday, Iain Sinclair‘s much-anticipated new book, AMERICAN SMOKE hits shelves in the UK! Published by Hamish Hamilton, the book is a little different to his previous works. Before, he took us around the London Orbital, reported on Hackney, and also delved into the impact of the London Olympics – among many others. This time, the author looks to the open road and the American beat generation…

Iain Sinclair breaks for the border with AMERICAN SMOKE, his first full engagement with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travellers.

In a book filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, this is a a delirious expedition in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder and more, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports and strange adventures.

With American Smoke Sinclair confirms his place as the most innovative of our chroniclers of the contemporary.

AMERICAN SMOKE is due to be published in the US by Faber, in April 2014 (we’ll post a reminder closer to the date, too).

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