If you can read French, once you start reading this book, you will be engrossed in it and oblivious to anything else. Gilles Farcet depicts lively his encounters with Hawk, a larger-than-life character who knew the most prominent poets of the Beat Generation, and he leads us in this inspiring American literary genre. You might wonder whether Hawk was real, whether Gilles Farcet saw him in a dream or whether he made him up. But, it does not matter. What matters is the metaphysical food-for-thought that the book leaves behind and that, like the ghost of Hawk, will stay with you for long. Let us hope the book will soon be translated.