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Forecasting The Primaries: In the final days before democratic and republican candidates face off for a spot on the November ballot, we're joined by Dorie Clark, President of Clark Strategic Communications, who'll help us analyze political strategy and predict how those races will likely unfold.
Concord Free Press: One Massachusetts publishing house takes book publishing to a whole new level -- by giving their books away for free. We'll ask novelist and founder Stona Fitch why he started the Concord Free Press and what's behind the motto, "free their books and their minds will follow." We're also joined by Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, whose latest novel, The Next Queen Of Heaven, was published by the Concord Free Press.
Pup Culture: Ask Dog Lady, Monica Collins helps us figure out dog dilemmas of all kinds

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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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