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ISBN-10: 1786079194
ISBN-13: 9781786079190
Publisher: ONEWorld Publications
Publish Date: 10/05/2021
Dimensions: 9.29" L, 6.30" W, 1.57" H

The Gold Machine: In the Tracks of the Mule Dancers

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Overview

‘Follow Iain Sinclair into the cloud jungles of Peru and emerge questioning all that seemed so solid and immutable.’ Barry Miles

The Gold Machine is a trip, a psychoactive expedition in compelling company.’ TLS

From the award-winning author of The Last London and Lights Out for the Territory, a journey in the footsteps of our ancestors.

In The Gold Machine, Iain Sinclair and his daughter travel through Peru, guided by – and in reaction to – an ill-fated colonial expedition led by his great-grandfather, Arthur Sinclair. The incursions of Catholic bounty hunters and Adventist missionaries are contrasted with today’s ecotourists and short-cut vision seekers. The family history of a displaced Scottish highlander fades into the brutal reality of a major land grab. The historic thirst for gold and the establishment of sprawling coffee plantations leave terrible wounds on virgin territory.

What might once have been portrayed as an intrepid adventure is transformed into a shocking tale of the violated rights of indigenous people, secret dealings between London finance and Peruvian government, and the collusion of the church in colonial expansion. In Sinclair’s haunting prose, no place escapes its past, and nor can we.

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'Sinclair walks every inch of his wonderful psychogeographies, pacing out huge word-courses like an architect laying out a city on an empty plain.'–J.G. Ballard
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ISBN-10: 1786079194
ISBN-13: 9781786079190
Publisher: ONEWorld Publications
Publish Date: 10/05/2021
Dimensions: 9.29" L, 6.30" W, 1.57" H
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