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Paperback The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Book

ISBN: 159448550X

ISBN13: 9781594485503

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 arrives, everything changes for Ptolemy in ways as shocking and unanticipated as they are poignant and profound.

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Literature Reflects Real Life

I love Walter Mosley! I have read every Easy Rawlins novel. However, I had heard and read so many good things about this novel I decided to diverge from my usual murder/mystery/thriller genre and read The Last Days pf Ptolemy Grey. Mr. Mosley gives the reader insight into the debilitating affects of aging, loneliness and isolation. I appreciated the passages where the character is trying to communicate his wants and desires, though the words often elude him. His ability to describe Ptolemy's floating in and out of focus with reality captured some of the episodes that my aging mother experiences on a daily basis. The young woman who becomes his caregiver, protector, love and finally his bridge to the hereafter evokes so much of the characteristics of those who care for the aging. This is an illuminating novel that will change how you view aging and those who are in the process of losing cognition. I recommend it highly.
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