Iain Sinclair's AMERICAN SMOKE has been shortlisted for the Dolman Best Travel Book of the Year Award 2014. The prize will be awarded on the 30th September.
On the trail of the American Beats Iain Sinclair makes a delirious and perhaps ill-fated expedition in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Charles Olson, and Gary Snyder. It is a journey that searches for literary ghosts behind mirages of volcanoes and the Old West. Here rumours vie with false memories and unreliable reports that steer our guide from one strange adventure to another. AMERICAN SMOKE is an odyssey where the beginning offers no clues as to where it may end.