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My Friend Sancho
Amit Varma

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 21, 2010
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 228
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9788190617314
Price : 299

About the book

The highest selling English fiction debut of the year in India.

Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008.

'A dhaasu debut. A novel about tabloid journalism losing to life. And then life being won over by love.' – Amitava Kumar, author of Home Products

'Hilarious, rocking; I laughed out loud reading this!' - Karan Bajaj, bestselling author of Keep Off the Grass

When crime reporter Abir Ganguly is called out by the police to cover a routine arrest one night the last thing he expects is a shootout. But bullets are fired and a man is dead. Did the cops screw up? Abir's boss, not knowning that he was at the scene of the crime, wants him to file a story about the victim. For this he must meet Muneeza aka Sancho, the dead man's teenage daughter. Over the days an unlikely friendship forms between the glib wise-cracking 'armchair cynic' and the simple girl who 'travels on buses'. Can their fragile relationship survive the circumstances that brought them together? More importantly, can it survive the machinations of the jealous lizard that shares Abir's flat?


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