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Sunday at the Library: Read & Discuss The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Sunday at the Library
The Friends of the Rosendale Library
Invite you to a Read and Discuss
The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
by Walter Mosley
Mosley plays out an intriguing premise in his powerful latest: a man is given a second shot at life, but at the price of a hastened death. Ptolemy Grey is a 91-year-old man, suffering from dementia and living as a recluse in his Los Angeles apartment. With one foot in the past and the other in the grave, Ptolemy begins to open up when 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 will restore his mind, but at hazardous cost: he won’t live to see 92. With the clock ticking, Ptolemy uses his rejuvenated mental abilities to delve into the mystery of the recent drive-by shooting death of his great-nephew, Reggie, and to render justice the only way he knows how, goaded and guided by the memory of his murdered childhood mentor, Coydog McCann. – Publishers Weekly
A major literary event-nothing short of a “tour de force” (New York Times) by the acclaimed and beloved author.
Copies of this book are available to borrow through the Mid-Hudson Library system. Ask at the circulation desk for assistance if needed.