Night Boat to Tangier

Night Boat to Tangier

In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen — Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs — sit at night, none too patiently. It is October 23, 2018, and they are expecting Maurice’s estranged daughter (or is she?), Dilly, to either arrive on a boat coming from Tangier or depart on one heading there. This nocturnal vigil will initiate an extraordinary journey back in time to excavate their shared history of violence, romance, mutual betrayals and serial exiles, rendered with the dark humor and the hardboiled Hibernian lyricism that have made Kevin Barry one of the most striking and admired fiction writers at work today.

Title:Night Boat to Tangier
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385540315
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    Night Boat to Tangier Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Delighted to see this on the Booker Longlist!Kevin Barry is one of my favourite Irish writers and I approached this, his latest novel with a sense of great anticipation and delight. His prose is subli...

  • Peter

    AnguishNight Boat to Tangier is a powerful and expressive novel with fascinating characters that have corrupted and harmed themselves and those around them for years. Kevin Barry's unflinching poetic ...

  • Marchpane

    Night Boat to Tangier is not a caper or a crime novel, but a character-driven story that just happens to be set in a gangster milieu. Along the way there is tragedy, comedy and the peculiar durabili...

  • Meike

    Nominated for the Booker Prize 2019 This book is like a twisted psychological thriller directed by Quentin Tarantin, starring two aging Irish gangsters. It's also a ghost story. A story about Ireland ...

  • Kathleen

    Booker Prize Longlist 2019. Kevin Barrys narration with his mesmerizing Irish accent is enchanting. Aging Irish wise guys Charlie Redmond and Maurice Hearne are not! They are lying in wait at the Alge...

  • Hugh

    Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019There is an alchemy about this book, which makes such poetry out of the lives of a pair of brutal unscrupulous drug dealing gangsters and eventually left me feeling...

  • Gumble's Yard

    Now longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker Prize and re-read accordingly. This brilliant review in the Dublin Review of Books expresses my views much better than I canhttp://www.drb.ie/essays/waiting-for-...

  • Paige

    The format and style for this book was overly confusing. The style reads like a play, but the format is just spacing without any indicators. For example, you frequently must figure out when a characte...

  • Trudie

    Kevin Barry is a new author for me and so I did not know what to expect going into this book. For some reason a had the idea of an exotic crime-caper but this is a rather charming character study of t...

  • Peter Boyle

    "He adored Cynthia the first time he saw her. When she turned the twist of a smile on him, he felt like he'd stepped off the earth."Two Irish gangsters, well past their prime, wait for a ferry in the ...