A New Statesman Book of the Year, 2021
´Follow Iain Sinclair into the cloud jungles of Peru and emerge questioning all that seemed so solid and immutable.´ Barry Miles
From the award-winning author of The Last London and Lights Out for the Territory, a journey in the footsteps of our ancestors.
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.´ TLS