Books by Rafi Zabor

Rafi Zabor was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked and recorded as a jazz drummer and written about music for Musician, Playboy, and the Village Voice, and about dervishes in Istanbul for Harper's. His novel, The Bear Comes Home, won the


I, WABENZI by Rafi Zabor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"A frenetic example of pinball prose that will frustrate many."
A rambling, disjointed, sometimes amusing memoir about a car trip to Turkey and Israel that will apparently not conclude (or even truly commence) until the second volume of this planned four-volume work appears. Read full book review >
THE BEAR COMES HOME by Rafi Zabor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 1997

"Hip, flip, sexy, and worldy-wise, with walk-ons by Charlie Haden and other jazz celebrities: a first novel that has the makings of a cult smash. (First serial to Musician)"
Bewilderingly brilliant, frequently frustrating, archly hip debut about a mystically inclined, talking, alto sax-playing bear and the cruel, loving, or merely befuddled Manhattanites who ultimately help him achieve jazz satori. Read full book review >