Desolation Angels is the wild and soulful story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of On the Road.
Told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts; Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs as they hitch, hop freight trains, walk and talk their way across the world.
From California to Mexico, London to Paris and on to opium-ridden Tangiers, Kerouac chronicles their poetry, partying, mountain vigils and spiritual contemplation with unsurpassable energy and humanity.
“If the Pulitzer Prize were given for the book that is most representative of American life, I would nominate Desolation Angels.” - The Atlantic
“One of the most true, comic, and grizzly journeys in American literature.” - Time