The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

by 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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