In the time of the Angry Queen
A novel of art, artists, the history of chess, the joys of wine and the danger of the stock market, set in contemporary Toronto.
When Karl Grunfeld wins a competition to paint a huge mural in the Toronto Stock Exchange, he is convinced his career as an artist is taking off. With the same passion he brings to his art, Karl explores the history of chess in his columns for the venerable chess publication, The Angry Queen. As he delves ever deeper into the mythical world of chess, its elegant aesthetics, its brilliant eccentrics, he is branded an enemy of the game by chess fanatics.