Everything you need to understand or teach Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry .
Night Boat to Tangier is a novel by Irish writer Kevin Barry. The novel centers on two Irishmen—Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond—waiting at the port of Algeciras, Spain. They are in their early fifties and are awaiting the arrival of Dilly, Maurice’s estranged, 23-year-old daughter. The novel alternates between the events at the port and the significant events of Maurice and Charlie’s lives. As the novel progresses, fraught and complicated elements of the men’s life experiences become more apparent to the reader. The novel explores themes of love, friendship, suffering, morality, and hope.