'It’s late one night at the Spanish port of Algeciras and two fading Irish gangsters are waiting on the boat from Tangier.
A LOVER HAS BEEN LOST,
A DAUGHTER HAS GONE MISSING,
THEIR WORLD HAS COME ASUNDER.
CAN IT BE PUT BACK TOGETHER AGAIN?
Night Boat to Tangier is a novel drenched in sex and death and narcotics, in sudden violence and old magic. But above all, it is a book obsessed with the mysteries of love' - from the cover
Night Boat to Tangier is the latest novel from Irish writer Kevin Barry and is just an incredible read. There is pure poetry in the prose, a descriptive narrative that just pulls the reader right into the story. I loved reading about the streets and pubs of Cork, it’s places, it’s people but also it’s pure blackness of humour. Cork, like any city, has a dark side and Kevin Barry brings it to life with these two hardened Cork gangsters who have lived and seen and have just about survived
Night Boat to Tangier is a very unique and a very special book. It inspires thoughts, it invokes conversations, it leaves you craving more. Kevin Barry writes with a fervour, an intensity that brings the pages alive. There is a palpable sense of longing, of fear, of an urgency, a tangible pathos throughout yet also the novel is filled with quips and jibes, that of two old buddies having the craic recalling the years gone by and the paths they have tread
Night Boat to Tangier is a truly memorable and intoxicating read, a black comedy, one that I hope to see on stage some day in the not too distant future. Kevin Barry is a writer that is surely not afraid to express himself in his own inimitable fashion. He is an exceptional artist, a writer, a poet, an author, a charismatic person and pure entertainer
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