by Rafi Zabor
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Chosen as one of 1997's best books by The Los Angeles Times Book Review, a comic fable follows an uncommonly erudite grizzly bear's struggles with the difficulties of manhood, romance, and jazz improvisation. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
PEN/Faulkner Award (1998)
August 20, 2009 Books about music are notoriously poor at describing the abstraction and subtlety of a melody, but these three books sing like the real thing.
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