How does one become a man? Three young friends are about to find out.
With six unmarried sisters and a perennially drunk father, Pinku, a 19-year-old school
dropout, has only one dream left: to marry the plump girl who’d caught him stealing
flowerpots. His friend and confidant, 17-year-old Bhandu, is not faring any better—his parents are divorcing, his father has abandoned him, and the American tourist he is infatuated with doesn’t even know he exists. Bhandu and Pinku seek solace in the distracting shenanigans of their friend Guggi—a pampered rich brat who can do anything for a thrill. Guggi’s reckless hedonism lands the threesome in a series of ‘sexpot’ escapades—each adventure weirder than the one before.
But their seemingly innocuous joyride is about to end. With their Class 12 exams around the corner,
Guggi, restless to leave a mark, takes over the school’s notorious protection racket in a violent coup. The fallout drags the trio into a murky world of heartbreak, betrayal,
and bloody vengeance …
Fast, funny, and earthy, The Virgins is a coming-of-age novel that marks the debut of a promising write