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The last days of Ptolemy Grey

Author: Walter Mosley
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Mosley
ISBN: 9781594487729 1594487723
OCLC Number: 535490558
Description: 277 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Walter Mosley.
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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.

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