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Author Mosley, Walter.
Title The last days of Ptolemy Grey / Walter Mosley.
Published New York : Riverhead Books, c2010.
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 Floor4  PS3563.O88456 L37 2010    IN LIBRARY
Description 277 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary 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.
Subject Older African Americans -- Fiction.
African American families -- Fiction.
Old age -- Fiction.
Memory -- Fiction.
Genre Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
ISBN 9781594487729
OCLC number 535490558