Black & White
is a popular literary fiction drama by Lewis Shiner. This is a snippet: 'When he used his credit card to check in at the hotel it occurred to him that he was leaving an obvious trail. His parents could find him with little effort, if they wanted to. Whether they would bother was another question. He carried his things up to his room and used his cell phone to call Roger. In LA it was barely past 3 am, meaning Roger would be in full caffeine and nicotine stride, sending out long, rambling emails, flipping through reference books with page crumpling intensity, and, if up against the tail end of a deadline, possibly even writing. His wife of some years, whom Roger had known since they were kids, kept normal hours, sent their two daughter to grade school, cooked, cleaned house ...'