"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 ...

When She Was Queen 2006, Anchor Canada

ISBN-13: 9780385661775

Trade paperback

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

ISBN-13: 9780385661768