CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: This is a tragicomic masterpiece from a multi award-winning writer widely acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most brilliant stylists now at work in the language.
STRONG PUBLISHING PARTNERS: Scheduled to be Canongate’s lead fiction title for 2019, in North America, we’re publishing with our colleagues at Doubleday US.
CANADIAN CONNECTION: Although Kevin is part of a vivacious new wave of excellent writers coming out of Ireland, he has spent significant time in Canada, both in Toronto and Montreal (where his wife has family).
Advance praise for Night Boat to Tangier:
“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
“It is an understatement to say that nobody writes quite like Kevin Barry; in truth, there’s nobody else in the same phylum. In Night Boat to Tangier you’ll find all the Barry hallmarks—that inimitable style of his, both riotous and lyrical, the sly humour, and his seemingly effortless ability to create characters who spring to glorious life within a few short pages. I imagine you’ll love this book just as I did, and wish, if anything, that you could spend just a little more time in the world Barry conjures.”—Craig Davidson, author of Cataract City and The Saturday Night Ghost Club
“The gods of literature, who have so much love for Ireland, are sweet on Kevin Barry.”—Richard Beard
“There’s plenty of sex, drugs, death and magic in Night Boat to Tangier, but above all it is a biting, black comedy of manners, driven by the profane dance of gangster etiquette.”—Colin Barrett
“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
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