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Title:The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
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Number of Pages:277
Category:Fiction, African american, Mystery

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey A masterful moving novel about age memory and family from one of the true literary icons of our time b .

Ptolemy Grey is ninety one years old and has been all but forgotten by his family his friends even himself as he sinks into a lonely dementia His grand nephew Ptolemy s only connection to the outside world was recently killed in a drive by shooting and Ptolemy is too suspicious of anyone else to allow them into his life until he meets Robyn his niece s seventeen year old lodger and the only one willing to take care of an old man at his grandnephew s funeral .

But Robyn will not tolerate Ptolemy s hermitlike existence She challenges him to interact more with the world around him and he grasps more firmly onto his disappearing consciousness However this new activity pushes Ptolemy into the fold of a doctor touting an experimental drug that guarantees Ptolemy won t live to see age ninety two but that he ll spend his last days in feverish vigor and clarity With his mind clear what Ptolemy finds in his own past in his own apartment and in the circumstances surrounding his grand nephew s death is shocking enough to spur an old man to action and to ensure a legacy that no one will forget .

In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist s mind with profound sensitivity and insight and creates an unforgettable pair of characters at the center of a novel that is sure to become a true contemporary classic

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