The Bear Comes Home

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The Bear Comes Home is a novel written by Rafi Zabor. It won the 1998 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction.[1] It was selected as an alternate for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.[2]


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.[1]

Musician published the first chapters of The Bear Comes Home, in serialized form, beginning in 1979.[3] Zabor resumed work on the remainder of the book after a fourteen-year hiatus, and W. W. Norton published the novel in 1997.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Zabor, Rafi (1998-04-13). "Literary Paws". NewsHour (Interview). Interview with Elizabeth Farnsworth. PBS. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  2. ^ Biederman, Marcia (1998-07-19). "Who Is Rafi Zabor?". New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  3. ^ a b Zabor, Rafi (2008). "NEA Writers' Corner: Rafi Zabor". National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 

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