The Bear Comes Home.
New York/London: W. W. Norton & Co., 1997. First edition 8vo. 480 pp. The hero of this story is an alto saxophone virtuoso trying to evolve a personal style out of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman. He also happens to be a walking, talking, Shakespeare and Blake-quoting bear whose keen sense of irony protects him from the doule loneliness of the artist and animal. Signed by author on ht. DJ lightly rubbed. Fine in Fine dj Hard Cover 0393040372 (Item ID: 32014)