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Night of the Golden Butterfly

(2010)
(The fifth book in the Islam Quintet series)
A novel by

 
 
The final volume in Tariq Ali's acclaimed cycle of historical novels. 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 . Interwoven with this chronicle of contemporary life is the turbulent history of Jindie's family. Her great forebear, Dù Wénxiù, 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. .

Genre: Romance

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March 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Night of the Golden Butterfly: The Islam Quintet Volume 5
Author(s): Tariq Ali
ISBN: 1-84467-611-0 / 978-1-84467-611-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Verso
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July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Night of the Golden Butterfly (Islam Quintet)
Author(s): Tariq Ali
ISBN: 1-78168-006-X / 978-1-78168-006-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Verso Books
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October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Night of the Golden Butterfly (Islam Quintet)
Author(s): Tariq Ali
ISBN: 1-84467-654-4 / 978-1-84467-654-5 (UK edition)
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October 2010 : Paperback
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Title: Night of the Golden Butterfly (Islam Quintet #05) [ NIGHT OF THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY (ISLAM QUINTET #05) BY Ali, Tariq ( Author ) Oct-18-2010[ NIGHT OF THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY (ISLAM QUINTET #05) [ NIGHT OF
Author(s): Tariq Ali
ISBN: 8170463459 / 978-8170463450
Publisher: Seagull
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October 2013 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Night of the Golden Butterfly: A Novel (The Islam Quintet Book 5)
Author(s): Tariq Ali
Publisher: Open Road Media
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