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The last days of Ptolemy Grey

by Walter Mosley

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Older African Americans,
  • African American families,
  • Old age,
  • Fiction,
  • Memory

  • About the Edition

    Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a 17-year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that restores his mind, and he uses his last days--shortened now by the medical experiment--to delve into the mystery of the recent drive-by shooting death of his great-nephew, Reggie.

    Edition Notes

    StatementWalter Mosley
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.O88456 L37 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination277 pages ;
    Number of Pages277
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26330810M
    ISBN 10159448550X
    ISBN 109781594485503
    OCLC/WorldCa733731546

    "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" tells the story of a something year old man who lives in his own world - blended with clutter from the past so deep that the present is sensed a nightmare. It isn't until a young lady enters his life that he somehow learns to grasp the /5().   In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures the compromised state of his protagonist's mind with profound sensitivity and insight, and .

    The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey audiobook, by Walter Mosley A masterful, moving novel about age, memory, and family from one of the true literary icons of our time. 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. About The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. A major literary event-nothing short of a “tour de force” (New York Times) by the acclaimed and beloved ed in an apartment that overflows with mementos from the past, year-old Ptolemy Grey is all but forgotten by his family and the world.

      The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (eBook): Mosley, Walter: Ptolemy Grey is a year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his life. A reinvigorated Ptolemy volunteers for an experimental medical program that restores his mind, and he . Ptolemy Grey is a year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. Then Robyn Small, a year-old family friend, appears and helps clean up his apartment and straighten out his :


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At 91, Ptolemy Grey has outlived everyone he ever cared for. His uncle and mentor, Coydog McCann, was lynched back in Mississippi when Li’l Pea was only a child; his much younger wife, Sensia Howard, had a fatal stroke 22 years ago; and as his story opens, he’s summoned to the side of his much-loved son Reggie, his last link with the.

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His latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, is about a year-old black man entering the early stages of dementia and the last years of. Mosley is a natural-born storyteller and, like all great novelists, has a knack for being able to capture the pulse of his era.

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Book Review: 'The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey' Walter Mosley's latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, is the story of an aged black man. “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is a beautiful meditation on love, frailty and old age.

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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley, Walter (Author) Ptolemy Grey is a year-old African American living alone in violent South Central L.A. Frail and suffering from dementia, largely forgotten by his extended family, he can’t remember to eat, his Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

The last days of Ptolemy Grey / Walter Mosley. eISBN: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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