The Bear Comes Home

by Rafi Zabor

(1997) W.W. Norton & Company #0393040372

Description A bear -- yep, a bear -- plays saxophone like Coltrane, quotes Shakespeare and has an epiphany during a cross-country tour.
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On 1/17/2001, Inactive Member posted:
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A little out-of-the-ordinary for book recommendations on this site, but nonetheless ... This is fiction, of course, being about a genius bear that talks and thinks and plays Coltrane. It won the Pen-Faulkner award in 1997. Don't be put off by the subject -- there's some serious jazz talk in here, and some great descriptive scenes of jams that just can't be beat. But at its heart, this is the story of a great musician who looks at the world straight through his heart. It's got a heavy lesson for any of us who try to recreate parts of ourselves through the bars of songs. Be prepared to have your world shaken.
Suitable for all skill levels of guitarists