Pushkin and the Queen of Spades: A Novel, Alice Randall
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 ... . 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 ...