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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - Walter Mosley
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
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A major literary event-nothing short of a "tour de force" (New York Times) by the acclaimed and beloved author. Marooned in an apartment that overflows with mementos from the past, 91-year-old Ptolemy Grey is all but forgotten by his family and the world. But when an unexpected opportunity... show more
A major literary event-nothing short of a "tour de force" (New York Times) by the acclaimed and beloved author. Marooned in an apartment that overflows with mementos from the past, 91-year-old Ptolemy Grey is all but forgotten by his family and the world. But when an unexpected opportunity arrives, everything changes for Ptolemy in ways as shocking and unanticipated as they are poignant and profound.
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Format: paperback
ASIN: B007SRW434
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
This was interesting. At the beginning, we have Ptolemy Grey, a 91-year old, musing. Or rather trying to muse. He suffers from dementia, and can't think straight much of the time. He struggles to remember people from his recent past. He struggles for coherent speech, coherent responses to questions....
spoko
spoko rated it
This is the first book I've actually read by Walter Mosley, and it did not disappoint. His writing is tight and sturdy; I knew from early in that I was in good hands. Mosley draws an exquisite internal portrait of a man whose mind is a blur; we get to watch in fine detail as the haze clears and he t...
spoko
spoko rated it
This is the first book I've actually read by Walter Mosley, and it did not disappoint. His writing is tight and sturdy; I knew from early in that I was in good hands. Mosley draws an exquisite internal portrait of a man whose mind is a blur; we get to watch in fine detail as the haze clears and he t...
spoko
spoko rated it
This is the first book I've actually read by Walter Mosley, and it did not disappoint. His writing is tight and sturdy; I knew from early in that I was in good hands. Mosley draws an exquisite internal portrait of a man whose mind is a blur; we get to watch in fine detail as the haze clears and he t...
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
5.0 The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Mosley's consistently eloquent and soulful writing is perfect for this tale told from the point of view of a 91-year old man who is pulled from the depths of dementia in his final days, is inspired to recapture life and love, and ultimately come to grips with painful memories from his past. It was r...
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