My father lost my mother one evening in a final round of gambling at the poker table, writes the narrator of When She Was Queen, the title story of a new collection by bestselling novelist and two-time winner of the Giller Prize, M.G. Vassanji. That fateful evening in Kenya becomes the obsessive and dark centre of the young man s existence and leads him, years later in Toronto, to unearth an even darker family secret. In The Girl With The Bicycle, a man witnesses a woman from his hometown of Dar es Salaam spit at a corpse ...

When She Was Queen 2006, Anchor Canada

ISBN-13: 9780385661775

Trade paperback

When She Was Queen 2005, Doubleday Canada, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780385661768