Night Boat to Tangier is the Perfect Advent Read

Advent is the season for reflection and redemption, so what better time of year to read about two deeply disturbed Irish misanthropes who have muddled memories and no regrets?

Night Boat to Tangier is a 2019 novel by Kevin Barry.

It is his third novel and was published on 20 June 2019 by the Edinburgh-based publisher Canongate Books. It was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize.

Furthermore, it’s a staff favorite at one of our favorite haunts in San Francisco’s Richmond District – Green Apple Books.

Visit the site, and you’ll come across a list of what the staff is reading, and also capsule reviews like this one from the NYT:

A desolate ferry terminal on the Spanish coast isn’t a place where you’d expect to encounter sharp-edged lyricism or rueful philosophy, but thanks to the two Irish gangster antiheroes of Barry’s novel, there’s plenty of both on display, along with scabrously amusing tale-telling….