The Anatomy of Desire


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William Morrow & Company
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6.0 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

L. R. Dorn is the pseudonym for Matt Dorff and Suzanne Dunn. Matt Dorff is a Los Angeles native and graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, has written, produced, and/or directed over 60 hours of dramatic television (CBS, NBC, ABC, Showtime, HBO and elsewhere). He lives in Los Angeles. Suzanne Dunn is a two-time Emmy Award winner, has written two screenplays produced and aired on Lifetime Television and Ion Television. She grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and earned degrees from Penn State and the University of Chicago. She has worked at DIRECTV and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She is also a yoga teacher and lives in Los Angeles.


"[A] modern reimagining of Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel, An American Tragedy... takes readers through the intimate details of a mysterious drowning and the sensational trial... This riveting mock podcast docudrama ratchets up the suspense as readers glimpse every angle of the story from a 360-degree view."--Library Journal (starred review)
"In podcast style, the mystery gives us a range of voices and perspectives, from the boathouse attendants on, held together by the narrator. The advantage of this format is its great immediacy."--Booklist
"Centered on the world of social media influencers, the pseudonymous Dorn's remarkable debut takes the form of a true crime docuseries... The riveting trial, during which Cleo constantly changes her story, comes down to circumstantial evidence... With no witnesses to the murder, readers will breathlessly await the verdict."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A truly innovative, fantastic book. Emphatically recommended. Reads like your favorite podcast, the hit crime doc you'll want to binge. A brilliant brewing of progressive internet influencers, with smaller town police doing their best to keep up. Structurally fresh, these talking heads will enchant you."--Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box