Certain lines write themselves and certain books create their own destiny. Such is the crucible upon which late-night encounters may sometimes save a life. Drama & Desire is that kind of book. Composed in letters and journal entries, it describes an affaire du coeur between a young Japanese student and an aging American writer visiting Paris. Employing sources from the poetic and dramatic traditions of Japan, Peterson creates a multi-layered dreamscape of passion and research in an effort to reconcile the dreamer and memory.