Michael Chabon's Great American Novel (and well-deserved winner of the 2001
Pulitzer Prize), exploring the lightly-fictionalised Golden Age comics industry
in wartime New York through the eyes of cousins Sam Clay and Joe Kavalier,
writer and author of
The Escapist. This is a fantastic piece of work,
deftly demonstrating Chabon's skill with a wide range of genres and milieus;
Those after more background may like to visit Michael Chabon's web site circa 2001, courtesy of the Internet Archive.