Pushkin and the Queen of Spades
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2009
Duration: 12 hours 36 minutes
Winner of the AudioFile Earphones AwardWindsor 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, is that her beloved son has just become engaged to a gorgeous white Russian 'migr' who also happens to be a lap dancer.
For Windsor, this is no laughing matter. Determined to get to the source of it, she embarks on a journey into her own rich past. As she moves ever closer to the secret that has cast a shadow over her life, she discovers that the half-lies she has fed her son don't add up to the beauty of the truth