Book Review: 'The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey' Walter Mosley's latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, is the story of an aged black man who struggles to maintain his life and his memories.
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Book Review: 'The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey'

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Book Review: 'The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey'

Book Review: 'The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey'

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Walter Mosley's latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, is the story of an aged black man who struggles to maintain his life and his memories.

MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

Alan Cheuse has this review.

ALAN CHEUSE: Old Ptolemy signs on and so did I to this sweetheart of a novel fusing family, fable, science fiction and sociology, that contains echoes of Katherine Anne Porter and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but mainly stamped with the distinctive intensity of the prolific Walter Mosley.

BLOCK: The novel is "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey." Our reviewer Alan Cheuse teaches writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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