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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


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ISBN13: 9781594485503
ISBN10: 159448550x
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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 arrives, everything changes for Ptolemy in ways as shocking and unanticipated as they are poignant and profound.

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Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers today. His novels include the New York Times bestsellers Known to Evil and The Long Fall, and the now classic mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins.

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Breena, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Breena)
Well Walter Moseley is a wizard of fiction! THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY is a graceful book that made me feel better about myself. Moseley's novel reminded me of the very important novel, A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Ernest J. Gaines. This,too,is a graceful reflection on the purpose of life that speaks eloquently - certifying that the length of time left in a life is not what makes it meaningful. I ought to have cried at the end of THE LAST DAYS OF PTOLEMY GREY. I didn't. I am a known crybaby. But this novel is about finishing up not dying. It is a very lovely read.
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Mosley, Walter
Riverhead Books
Literature-Urban Life
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8.19 x 5.59 x 0.78 in 0.58 lb
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