When She Was Queen by M.G. Vassanji

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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.

Doubleday Canada, 2005.
ISBN: 9780385661768. 254 pp.
First edition.
Signed by the author.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.