• World English: Oneworld
  • Published: 1st September 2022
  • Agent: James Wills

The Gold Machine

Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair and his daughter travel through Peru, guided by – and in reaction to – an ill-fated colonial expedition led by his great-grandfather. 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.

In Sinclair’s haunting prose, no place escapes its past, and nor can we.

“The Gold Machine is a trip, a psychoactive expedition in compelling company.”
“Follow Iain Sinclair into the cloud jungles of Peru and emerge questioning all that seemed so solid and immutable.”
Barry Miles