Pushkin and the Queen of Spades: a novel

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Houghton Mifflin,
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2004.
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Windsor Armstrong is a polished, Harvard-educated African American professor of Russian literature. Her son, Pushkin X, is an exceedingly famous pro football player, an achievement that impresses his mother not at all. Even more distressing, however, her beloved son has just become engaged to a gorgeous white Russian émigré who also happens to be a lap dancer. For Windsor this predicament is no laughing matter. Determined to get to the bottom of it, she embarks on a journey into her own rich past: to her Motown childhood, where the Temptations danced across the stage and love came disguised as a sharply dressed gangster; to Harvard, where she endured the humiliation of being an unwed black teen mother; to St. Petersburg, where the verses of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, great-grandson of an African slave, moved through her head as she made love to her own white Russian. The urge to protect her son has been Windsor's only goal, but as she draws ever closer to the secret that has cast a shadow over her life, the identity of her son's father, she discovers that the half-lies she has fed her boy don't add up to the beauty of the truth. Balancing sharp-witted humor with profundity, sexiness with psychological depth, this is an exhilarating ride straight through the racially divided heart of contemporary America , which also probes the universal question of what it means to be a good mother. Pushkin and the Queen of Spades is a provocative, enormously entertaining novel that will change the landscape of literary fiction.
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subject_facet African American families -- Fiction
African American women college teachers -- Fiction
Football players -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
Interracial dating -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Parent and adult child -- Fiction
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, -- 1799-1837 -- Appreciation -- Fiction
Russian teachers -- Fiction
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topic_facet African American families
African American women college teachers
Appreciation
Football players
Interracial dating
Mothers and sons
Parent and adult child
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich
Russian teachers