The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor

The Bear Comes Home is a novel written by Rafi Zabor. It won the 1998 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. It was selected as an alternate for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. The novel tells the story of an alto saxophone-playing bear, his involvement in the jazz subculture, and his pursuit of love, truth and perfection. Musician published the first chapters of The Bear Comes Home, in serialized form, beginning in 1979. Zabor resumed work on the remainder of the book after a fourteen-year hiatus, and W. W. Norton published the novel in 1997.

The 2101st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (PEN/Faulkner)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Bear Comes Home: A Novel Kindle Edition 900068 1998
The Bear Comes Home: A Novel Paperback 657929 $13.98 $1.34 1998
The Bear Comes Home Hardcover 503590 $12.86 $1.99 1997