At 91, Ptolemy Grey has already lost nearly all that’s mattered to him—and now his memory is going. He’s horribly neglected by his alcoholic son, Reggie, who’s supposed to be looking out for him, and he lives in squalor. Trash is everywhere and so are stacks of unopened mail—including social security checks. Then Robyn comes into his life. She gets his house in order, and then his mind as she talks to him about what he can remember. She knows she can’t stop his senility, but her kindness while caring for him at least keeps Ptolemy going, no matter what new surprises life has in store—including the murder of Reggie and the discovery of a suitcase buried under the clutter of Reggie’s life that’s about to change many lives....
Hardcover Book : 288 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Bks/Mbr of Penguin Putnam ( October 28, 2010 )
Item #: 13-132254
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.648inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This was my very first Walter read and I really enjoyed it! Vert sweet book with an unexpected twist at the end!! I read it in two days.
Reviewer: L C
I thought it was a little slow (don't know what I expected honestly, I never read a Walter Mosley book before) but it was a really good book all the same and left me wanting more.
Reviewer: Yolanda M
I enjoyed this book. It touched me on many levels and when I finished I wanted to read more.
As I read this book, I had to keep reminding myself that it was a work of fiction. I was raised by my grandparents, with my great grandmother in the house. She died at 104 years of age. It brought home some of the things that she may have went through.
I would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewer: arthur m
This book was a page turner for me. I loved the character Ptolemy Grey. The vasalating between past, present, memories and thoughts were fascinating. Loved it....didn't want it to end. A great and worthwhile read.