The Return of the Butterfly is an amusing political satire in the facade of the diary of an inane, self-centred socialite.
Summary of the Book
The Return of the Butterfly, just like The Diary of a Social Butterfly, portrays Pakistan through the eyes of a self-centred, party-hopping socialite. It is a peculiar and comical narration of life in Pakistan, as seen by an impulsive and yet eerily charming high society party-hopper, Butterfly Khan. She loves social occasions and parties. And although she loves her husband, Janoo, she hardly understands the things that he is concerned about. Janoo is smart, knowledgeable and refined. On the other hand, Butterfly is only aware of the newest gossips in high society. She has to express her views about everything around her, especially in a language that is a classic sub continental blend, mashing up both English and the vernacular. What’s surprisingly hilarious, are her startlingly colourful expressions! Butterfly lives her life blissfully unaware of the events happening in the country, worrying only about her kitty parties and rumours floating around. The Return of the Butterfly is certainly going to be a laugh riot if you are seeking a hilarious read!
About Moni Mohsin
Moni Mohsin is a notable Pakistani columnist and author. She was born in the year 1963. She studied at the reputed Cambridge University and started Pakistan’s first environmental magazine. Moni’s columns are frequently published in several newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, Vogue, The Nation, and Boston Review among others. Her book, The Diary of a Social Butterfly, is a compilation of chosen articles from her column featured in The Friday Times. Some of the other books penned by Moni Mohsin are Tender Hooks, and The End of Innocence.
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