NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER

NIGHT BOAT TO TANGIER

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Book - 2019 | First edition.
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From the acclaimed author of the international sensations City of Bohane and Beatlebone, a striking and gorgeous new novel of two aging criminals at the butt ends of their damage-filled careers. A superbly melancholic melody of a novel full of beautiful phrases and terrible men.

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, 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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385540315
0385540310
Characteristics: pages cm

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debwalker Sep 21, 2019

One night. Two old rogues ruminating while waiting for the boat to Morocco.

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jump8999
Sep 19, 2019

booker 2019 shortlist

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Hadley
Aug 30, 2019

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot meets Roddy Doyle's Two Pints.

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