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Night Boat to Tangier: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Night Boat to Tangier: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 20/06/2019
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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 together again? Night Boat to Tangier is a novel drenched in sex and death and narcotics, in sudden violence and old magic, but it is obsessed, above all, with the mysteries of love.

A tragicomic masterwork from a multi-award-winning writer, Night Boat to Tangier is both mordant and hilarious, lyrical yet laden with menace.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781786899927
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 359 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'It's a Kevin Barry novel, so the brilliance is expected; everything else is a brilliant surprise' - Roddy Doyle

'I devoured Night Boat to Tangier. I loved the potent truth of it all, drenched in damage and romance. The Barry turn of phrase is a true wonder of this world' - Max Porter

'If prose were gold and diamonds there'd be thousands of hell-bent prospectors heading for the Black Hills of Kevin Barry's glistening, sparkling novel' - Sebastian Barry

'Brilliantly funny and terrifying at once, I was completely lost inside its dark craziness. Barry blends glorious voluptuous prose with entrancing storytelling -Tessa Hadley

'Kevin Barry is still young, but in this novel he has found a deep and aged maturity; all the recognisable Barry phraseology and wit is still there, but there's also now a lovely melancholic kindness. Perhaps even a sentimentality, in the best sense of that word. Kevin Barry loves you; the least you can do is read this wonder of a novel' - Jon McGregor

'Kevin Barry is one of the most original, daring, and seriously funny writers ever to come out of Ireland. I'd walk a hundred miles for a new Barry book and I would make the happy journey home, laughing' - Colum McCann

'Barry is riding the waves with Night Boat to Tangier... Reminiscent of Waiting for Godot' - The Times

'A bloody mighty novel. It's audacious, but also it's Kevin Barry at his most tender. The novel carries a beautiful, mournful undertow to it, which is particularly affecting in a book so heavy with old myth and new poetry. May he keep twisting literature forever' - Lisa McInerney

'Barry writes with real exuberance' - The Sunday Times

'Kevin Barry's way with language is unique. The spring and bounce of it. The dark poetry. The cheek. And then there's the sheer joyful recklessness of his imagination. There's really no one to rival him' - Rupert Thomson

'Booze-soaked and lovelorn... with beat-perfect dialogue and the diamond-grade schlock of an HBO script... [with] a thousand wicked turns of phrase . . . Night Boat to Tangier is a darkly heady mood, thick enough and sweet enough to drink' - The List

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