Downriver by Iain Sinclair
(or, The Vessels of Wrath): A Narrative in Twelve Tales

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Hired to film a documentary on what's left of old-time life along the now-trendy Thames, a filmmaker finds his most interesting subject in Edith Cadiz, a nurse, performance artist, and whore who comes to life from a vintage photograph. 10,000 first printing.

About Iain Sinclair

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Iain Sinclair is a novelist, poet, and essayist whose books include the award-winning "Downriver" (1991), "Slow Chocolate Autopsy" and the celebrated "Lights Out for the Territory" (both 1997).
Published January 1, 1991 by Paladin Grafton. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The depth of erudition and full- scale incorporation of book-, film-, and folklore are certainly impressive, but a troubling lack of cohesion in such diverse, unfettered flights of fancy is ultimately admitted by the narrator himself, who finally turns the story over to his fellow traveler rather...

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In his U.S. debut Sinclair, a British poet, filmmaker, rare book dealer and jack-of-all-trades, puts his varied background to work in a dextrous, multifaceted novel of the London docklands.

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London Review of Books

Almost all the stories are affected in some way by the swell and surge occasioned when the pleasure boat Princess Alice sank after it collided with the Byewell Castle, a collier – a high-Victorian tragedy recalling the recent loss of the Marchioness, although Sinclair does nothing with the analog...

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