'The Thames runs through Downriver like a great, wet wound. This is a work of conspicuous and glorious ill-humour. Something is happening in this text that makes it necessary to go on. Crazy, dangerous, prophetic' Angela Carter 'One of those idiosyncratic literary texts that revivify the language, so darn quotable as to be the reader's delight and the reviewer's nightmare' Guardian
From the Back Cover
The Thames may still flow through the heart of London, but life along its shores has dramatically changed. In Downriver, Iain Sinclair traces the ruin of Thatcher's reign, through the lens of a fictional film crew that has been hired to make a documentary about what's left of the river life that was.
Downriver is a savage, satirical quest to understand how people's lives, a government's policies, and a legendary waterland conspire together in a boggling display of self-destruction.
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