Iain Sinclair explores modern London through a day's hike around the London Overground route.
Echoing his journey in London Orbital over a decade ago, Iain Sinclair narrates his second circular walk around the capital. Shortly after rush-hour and accompanied by a rambling companion, Sinclair begins walking along London's Overground network, or, 'Ginger Line'. With characteristic playfulness, detours into folk history, withering assessments of the political classes and a joyful allegiance to the ordinary oddball, Sinclair guides us on a tour of London's trendiest new transport network - and shows the shifting, changing city from new and surprising angles.
'He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph' Scotland on Sunday
'Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous man-made landscapes' Times Literary Supplement
'If you are drawn to English that doesn't just sing, but sings the blues and does scat and rocks the joint, try Sinclair. His sentences deliver a rush like no one else's' Washington Post
Iain Sinclair's books include London Orbital, Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, Downriver (which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award) Ghost Milk and American Smoke. He lives in Hackney, East London.
Publisher's description. From London's master psychogeographer, author of Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire, comes a new adventure into the city's ancient and modern secrets. A living history of the edgelands and forgotten spaces surrounding London Overground: a portrait of the shifting, changing metropolis as seen from the 'Ginger Line'.
He is incapable of writing a dull paragraph
Sinclair breathes wondrous life into monstrous, man-made landscapes
If you are drawn to English that doesn't just sing, but sings the blues and does scat and rocks the joint, try Sinclair. His sentences deliver a rush like no one else's