When the secrets of the universe start speaking to you, it is irrelevant whether you are trying to escape Damascus or living in exile in Southend. Intelligent, dangerous, sensual, and invariably irresistible women will suddenly start permeating your life. Like the hand of Midas which once turned everything into gold, the women of these stories transform everything they touch into a sacred invitation to redefine who, what, and why we are.
In When Her Hand Moves, Omar Imady shares a lyrical symphony composed of two movements: The Seduction of Jude and The Rage of Fatima.
Fearing his imminent arrest, Jude Marsini, a Syrian history professor, escapes Damascus only to find himself in another surreal and dangerous setting. As he attempts to navigate his way through a maze of lies and deceit, Jude is constantly distracted by three strong and enigmatic women determined to unravel his very grip on reality.
At war with her religious identity, Oxford scholar Fatima Tabrizi teams up with an unexpected companion, journalist Idris Jamali, to unravel the meaning of an ancient manuscript with explosive personal and universal implications. In the chase to decipher the cryptic symbols of the scroll, Fatima finds herself entangled in a mystery that calls into question everything she believes in.