Mosley's consistently eloquent and soulful writing is perfect for this tale told from the point of view of a 91-year old man who is pulled from the depths of dementia in his final days, is inspired to recapture life and love, and ultimately come to grips with painful memories from his past. It was refreshing and eye-opening to follow a protagonist that is almost never featured in books, the extreme elderly. Many of us forget that a man over 90 years old can have the same desires, the same worries, and the same ambitions as the rest of us. And to witness Ptolemy's active transformation and discovery of a new purpose in life was a joy. Wonderful book. Mosley rarely disappoints and deserves much more acclaim.