ISLAM QUINTET 1
Shadows Of The Pomegranate Tree
5.5 x 7.5 inches, 242pp. 2005
ISBN : 9788170462958
Rs 295.00 (PB)
Tariq Ali tells us the story of the fall of Granada by narrating a family saga of those who tried to survive after the collapse of their world. Particularly deft at evoking what life must have been like for those doomed inhabitants, besieged on all sides by an intolerant Christendom. This is a novel that has something to say and says it well.—The Guardian
Tariq Ali captures the humanity and splendour of Muslim Spain . . . an enthralling story, unravelled with thrift and verve . . . quizzical as well as honest, informative as well as enjoyable, real history as well as fiction . . . a book to be relished and devoured.—The Independent
Tariq Ali is a writer, critic and film-maker. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics as well as scripts for both stage and screen. The first novel of his Islam Quartet, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, has been translated into several languages and was awarded the Archbishop San Clemente del Instituto Rosalia de Castro Prize for the best foreign language fiction published in Spain in 1994. The third, The Stone Woman was published by Verso in 2000.