Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire: A Confidential Report
Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire is Iain Sinclair’s foray into one of London’s most fascinating boroughs.
‘As detailed and as complex as a historical map, taking the reader hither and thither with no care as to which might be the most direct route ‘Observer Hackney.
That Rose-Red Empire is Iain Sinclair’s personal record of his north-east London home in which he has lived for forty years. It is a documentary fiction, seeking to capture the spirit of place, before Hackney succumbs to mendacious green papers, eco boasts, sponsored public art and the Olympic Park gnawing at its edges. It is a message in a bottle, chucked into the flood of the future.
‘An explosion of literary fireworks’ Peter Ackroyd, The Times