The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will come to order on the evening of Thursday, October 8 at 6pm - on the Zoom! Like all of our pandemic book club meetings, this will be happening over the interweb - the Zoom link is below. We will be discussing Kevin Barry's novel, Night Boat to Tangier.
All Catapult Book Club selections are 20% off until the day of the next meeting. Meetings are very much open to all!
Meeting ID: 874 2765 6950
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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. The pair are trying to locate Maurice’s estranged daughter, Dilly, whom they’ve heard is either arriving on a boat coming from Tangier or departing 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, Night Boat to Tangier is a superbly melancholic melody of a novel, full of beautiful phrases and terrible men.