Desolation Angels

Jack Kerouac

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Penguin Books Ltd
3 May 2012
ISBN: 9780141198262
Paperback

From the publisher

'One of the most true, comic and grizzly journeys in American literature' Time

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.

'Nerve-jangling, sentimental, sincere and funny' Sunday Times