Pushkin and the Queen of Spades




      Pushkin and the Queen of Spades
Windsor Armstrong has a problem her brilliant boy, Pushkin X, has become a football superstar and is planning to marry a Russian lap dancer In Windsor s opinion, Pushkin is throwing away every good thing she has given him When she was an unwed teen mother, Windsor attended Harvard, leaving her shady Detroit roots behind She raised her son to be fiercely intelligent, well spoken, and proud Now he lives for pro football and a white woman of no account Outraged by her son s decisions but devoted to loving him right, Windsor prepares to give up her last secret the identity of Pushkin s father. New Read [ Pushkin and the Queen of Spades ] By [ Alice Randall ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Alice Randall born Detroit, Michigan is an American author and songwriter Randall grew up in Washington, D.C. She attended Harvard University, where she earned an honors degree in English and American literature, before moving to Nashville in 1983 to become a country songwriter She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is married to attorney David Ewing.Randall is the first African American woman to write a number one country hit Over 20 of her songs have been recorded, including several top ten and top forty records her songs have been performed by Trisha Yearwood and Mark O Connor.Randall is also a novelist, whose first novel The Wind Done Gone is a reinterpretation and parody of Gone with the Wind The Wind Done Gone is essentially the same story as Gone with the Wind, only told from the viewpoint of Scarlett O Hara s half sister Cynara, a mulatto slave on Scarlett s plantation The estate of Margaret Mitchell sued Randall and her publishing company, Houghton Mifflin, on the grounds that The Wind Done Gone was too similar to Gone with the Wind, thus infringing its copyright The lawsuit was eventually settled, allowing The Wind Done Gone to be published The novel became a New York Times bestseller.Randall s second novel, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, was named as one of The Washington Post s Best fiction of 2004.

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Pushkin and the Queen of Spades
  • Alice Randall
  • English
  • 21 August 2019
  • 0618562052

10 thoughts on “ Pushkin and the Queen of Spades

  1. Linda Robinson says:

    Randall s novel is dedicated To Daddy and Detroit The first line Look what they done to my boy And then we join Windsor Armstrong in a dark sketchy bar where she has gone to drink and disappear You might want to sit down next to her and let Windsor read you her story Feels like that whatever place you choose to read the book Windsor s story has you pinned As she examines her life, rearranges her memory, claws at identifying herself in a way that can make way for her son s upcoming Randall s novel is dedicated To Daddy and Detroit The first line Look what they done to my boy And then we join Windsor Armstrong in a dark sketchy bar where she has gone to drink a...

  2. Ann says:

    Really, really good Gritty Honest Amazing.Alice Randall is one of my son s profs this semester and next as well Lucky him She is a Vanderbilt treasure.

  3. Anne Paschke says:

    I really did not know what to think of this book, or even if I liked it It s rather dense in places and requires the reader to be fully present and on their toes I took a long 9 months break in the middle of reading before coming back to it and finished it mostly out of stubbornness but once I convinced m...

  4. Sarah Rigg says:

    I thought this was highly amusing Our main character, Windsor Armstrong, names her son Pushkin after the black Russian writer and has high hopes for him She disapproves of his life choices, including playing football and dating a white stripper But she s hiding a few unwise lif...

  5. Jerrika Rhone says:

    I ve read this before and remember none of it So again I shall go.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Pushkin and the Queen of Spades A Novel, by Alice Randall, is an extraordinarily rich novel whose richness is partially but not entirely founded on the references she makes to other literary works The name Alice Randall, was not familiar to me, but I was peripherally aware of another book she has written, The Wind Done Gone, because it was the subject of a well publicized copyright violation lawsuit brought by the Estate of Margaret Mitchell Ms Mitchell, of course,is the author of Gone Pushkin and the Queen of Spades A Novel, by Alice Randall, is an extraordinarily rich novel whose richness is partially but not entirely founded on the references she makes to other literary works The name Alice Randall, was not familiar to me, but I was peripherally aware of another book she has written, The Wind Done Gone, because it was the subject of a well publicized copyright violation lawsuit brought by the Estate of Margaret Mitchell Ms Mitchell, of course,is the author of Gone With the Wind Upon ordering The Wind Done Gone f...

  7. Empress5150 says:

    Years and years ago, I read Randall s The Wind Done Gone , a not sure if you d call it a parody of Gone with the Wind You might recall there was quite a bit of controversy about the book Mitchell s estate sued Randall for unauthorized use of Mitchell s work ring a bell with any Harry Potter fans In the end,Randall prevailed and the book was published I found Wind Done Gone a hoot and actually quite well written Anyway, fast forward to a few weeks ago I was browsing the library Years and years ago, I read Randall s The Wind Done G...

  8. Kiini Salaam says:

    This book was slow b c of the approach the author chose It is a lot of internal monologue and a cyclical time structure The book hits its stride about midway when the kaliedescopic stories the author has been telling about her childhood, as well as the kaliedescopic stories she has been telling about her life as a mother start to line up and the reader has a sense of the linear time frame of these events Before the story clicks, it s a bunch of interesting stories that you know hang together This book was slow b c of the approach the author chose It...

  9. Arvella says:

    I have no idea what I read But I m finished The book started out with a mother grappling with upcoming wedding of her son to a Russian woman The story uncovers how she came to have a son at a young age h...

  10. Miko Lee says:

    Disappointing novel focused on a 43 year old African Amer Russian professor who is distraught over her NFL sons impending marriage to a Russian stripper Winding thru history and back to an obvious recon...

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