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White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings
By Iain Sinclair and Alan Moore (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Valancourt Books
Publication date August 11, 2015
Pages 173
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781941147894
ISBN-10 1941147895
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $29.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 'In this extraordinary work Sinclair combines a sort of spiritual inquest or seance into the Whitechapel Ripper murders and the dark side of the late Victorian imagination with another plot-thread, done in hectic picaresque, of a posse of seedy book dealers hot on the trail of obscure rarities of that period. These ruined and ruthless dandies appear and disappear through a phantasmagoria - Dickensian London gripped by cholera, the shambles of a Victorian surgeon's operating theatre, vultures flapping around the Farringdon Road bookstalls as the ropes come off - interspersed with occult conjurings and reflections on the nature of fiction and history.'

So wrote a critic for London's Guardian newspaper, which chose Iain Sinclair's brilliantly original debut novel, White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings, as runner-up for the prestigious Guardian Fiction Prize. This first-ever American edition features a new introduction by Alan Moore, whose graphic novel From Hell was partly inspired by Sinclair's novel.

'A manifesto for a future literature that has more blood, more brains, and more mysterious beauty ... Those who aspire to understand what's happening in modern writing should start here.' - Alan Moore, from the Introduction

'A work of integrity because it constantly takes serious risks ... I only wish there was more writing like this.' - Kathy Acker

'A stimulating and idiosyncratic visionary novel, full of lively characters and bizarre humour.' - Michael Moorcock

'Sentence for sentence, there is no more interesting writer at work in English.' - John Lanchester, Daily Telegraph

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With Iain Sinclair | from Valancourt Books (August 11, 2015)
9781941147894 | details & prices | 173 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $29.99
About: 'In this extraordinary work Sinclair combines a sort of spiritual inquest or seance into the Whitechapel Ripper murders and the dark side of the late Victorian imagination with another plot-thread, done in hectic picaresque, of a posse of seedy book dealers hot on the trail of obscure rarities of that period.
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With Iain Sinclair | from Valancourt Books (June 16, 2015)
9781941147849 | details & prices | 173 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99
About: 'In this extraordinary work Sinclair combines a sort of spiritual inquest or seance into the Whitechapel Ripper murders and the dark side of the late Victorian imagination with another plot-thread, done in hectic picaresque, of a posse of seedy book dealers hot on the trail of obscure rarities of that period.

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