My Friend Sancho by Amit Varma

Book Cover - My Friend SanchoSynopsis

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 knowing 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 next few days, an unlikely friendship forms between the glib, wisecracking ‘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?



‘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

My Friend Sancho was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008.



Click here to read Chapter 1 of My Friend Sancho (pdf link).