The reader holds in their hands a manifesto of the beat generation. We follow Kerouac and the gang, who all march through the pages of this book in all their nakedness and scarcity. Precursors to the hippy movement and counterculture that came at the end of the seventies, the characters in this vel wander through America with direction. Their unsatisfied thirst and search for horizons with meaning cause them to collide with a desperate reality. A vivid compendium of important themes, a passionate human adventure and a metaphor for our existence.