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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

In Walter Mosley's new book, one man trades his life for clarity.

Book Review: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley

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"When you get old," says the 91-year-old hero of Walter Mosley's latest novel, "you begin to understand that no one talks unless someone listens, and no one knows nuthin' 'less somebody else can understand." It's a tidy summing-up of a theme that Mosley explores throughout this deeply moving story of aging and loss. In the changing and often confusing world that pensioner Ptolemy Grey inhabits, he must fight to make himself heard. … Back to Article

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