Book Name: My Friend Sancho

By : Amit Varma

Pages :224

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ISBN :9788190617314

Book Synopsis
My Friend, Sancho is a short novel set in contemporary Mumbai. Abir Ganguly, a young journalist on the crime beat, is asked by his editor to write a profile of Mohammad Iqbal, the victim of a police encounter. In the course of writing about another man's life, his own is transformed. The reason is Iqbal's daughter, Muneeza or Sancho, as her father used to call her. A jealous talking lizard and a Mumbai cop with a tendency to speak in bullet points and only in English are some of the other characters. Short, very funny but heartbreaking, the novel is a romance that will easily satisfy both the literary and commercial readership. It was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, 2008. Think the dark humour of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron meets the frothiness and sheer delightfulness of Golmaal, and the confidence of our Brave New Bollywood! The writing is confident, fresh and unlike any other in Indian English: "(Amit has a) jaunty writing style. The book has style and substance. It's also eminently readable." - Nandita Aggarwal, Hachette India's editorial director "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; "This is hilarious, rocking; I laughed out loud reading this! Love this dude" such a talent."Karan Bajaj, the author of the bestselling Keep Off the Grass

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