LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR EASON NOVEL OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS
IRISH TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, BIG ISSUE, IRISH INDEPENDENT, I, THE ATLANTIC, PARIS REVIEW and LITERARY HUB
‘A true wonder’ Max Porter
‘Beautifully written’ Guardian
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 above all, it is a book obsessed with the mysteries of love. A tragicomic masterwork from the award-winning Kevin Barry, Night Boat to Tangier is a work of melancholy beauty, wit and lyrical brilliance.