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Windsor's musings--by turns angry, conflicted, wistful, and eccentric--are among the most penetrating comments on race and mother love in contemporary fiction. She recalls her Motown childhood; her cruel, self-hating mother's climb through white society in Washington, D.C.; and the refuge she found at Harvard, slowly uncovering the roots of her racism and her shock and sadness that Pushkin has fallen in love with a woman who does not look like her. And what does Pushkin want from Windsor? Only the truth about who his father is.
Though the novel is a little longer than it needs to be, readers who stay with Randall through the switchbacks and cul-de-sacs of her narrative will be rewarded with stylistic fireworks and an unparalleled examination of black racism. --Regina Marler
An interesting perspective of African-American life. A real page turner. I could not put this book down and read it in one day. Compelling stuff. Well written!Published 5 months ago by Anthony Bashford
The book had too much going on for me to relate to any of the characters. I'm so tired of novels about black successful men deciding to marry white unsuccessful women. Read morePublished on October 23, 2011 by BYoung
The book arrived quickly. It was in very good condition. I just need time to read it well to fully appreciate the plots going on in the story.Published on October 17, 2010 by E. A. Speed
Thought I'd try something different. The back cover gave me the impression of an exciting book that would touch on many issues of today, race being just one. Read morePublished on August 8, 2009 by W. Powell
Pushkin and The Queen of Spades is about an African-American woman who finds out that her son is engaged to be married to a white, Russian lap dancer,named Tanya. Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by Ms. "J"
For rest the heart is aching;
Days follow days in flight, and every day is taking
Fragments of being, while together you and I
Make plans to live. Read more
I have to admit that I gave up on this book at the half-way point. I just could not read any more, although I was mildly curious to find out who Pushkin X's father was. Read morePublished on October 6, 2005 by TamarDC
After her controversial debut The Wind Done Gone, a parody of Gone With The Wind, Alice Randall is back on the literary front with PUSHKIN AND THE QUEEN OF SPADES, a work of art... Read morePublished on January 14, 2005 by The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers