Night of the Golden Butterfly: A Novel (The Islam Quintet)

Night of the Golden Butterfly: A Novel (The Islam Quintet)

By: Tariq Ali

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Night of the Golden Butterfly concludes the Islam Quintet--Tariq Ali's much lauded series of historical novels, translated into more than a dozen languages, that has been twenty years in the writing. Completing an epic panorama that began in fifteenth-century Moorish Spain, the latest novel moves between the cities of the twenty-first century, from Lahore to London, from Paris to Beijing. The narrator is rung one morning and reminded that he owes a debt of honour. The creditor is Mohammed Aflatun--known as Plato--an irascible but gifted painter living in a Pakistan where "human dignity has become a wreckage." Plato, who once specialized in stepping back from the limelight, now wants his life story written. As the tale unravels we meet Plato's London friend Alice Stepford, now a leading music critic in New York; Mrs. "Naughty" Latif, the Islamabad housewife whose fondness for generals leads to her flight to the salons of intellectually fashionable Paris, where she is hailed as the Diderot of the Islamic world; and there's Jindie, the Golden Butterfly of the title, the narrator's first love. Interwoven with this chronicle of contemporary life is the turbulent history of Jindie's family. Her great forebear, D W nxi , led a Muslim rebellion in Yunnan in the nineteenth century and ruled the region from his capital Dali for almost a decade, as Sultan Suleiman. Night of the Golden Butterfly reveals Ali in full flight, at once imaginative and intelligent, satirical and stimulating.

Title: Night of the Golden Butterfly: A Novel (The Islam Quintet)

Author Name: Tariq Ali

Categories: Islam,

Publisher: Verso: Jul-15

ISBN Number: 178168006X

ISBN Number 13: 9781781680063

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 460580