When Her Hand Moves

By Omar Imady

When Her Hand Moves is a lyrical symphony of three captivating movements:

The Passion of Sidra, The Seduction of Jude and The Rage of Fatima.

This unique work of literary fiction combines the sensual and the sacred, the intellectual and the imaginary, the divine and the dangerous in three stories that examine, interrogate, and challenge our understanding of universal truths and spirituality. 

An English nurse becomes possessed with unravelling the mystery behind the disappearance of a Syrian woman in the twilight town of King’s Lynn, stumbling along the way upon a history and present replete with magic and mysticism.

A Syrian professor escapes Damascus only to find himself in another surreal and dangerous setting, uncovering a conspiracy that places his life in even greater peril. 

An Oxford scholar and an eccentric journalist embark on an adventure through Portugal and Spain seeking to decipher an ancient manuscript and uncover a religious conspiracy with explosive personal and universal implications.


When Her Hand Moves combines the sensual and the sacred, the intellectual and the imaginary, the divine and the dangerous in two stories that examine, interrogate, and challenge our understanding of universal truths and spirituality. A Syrian history professor escapes Damascus only to find himself in another surreal and dangerous setting, uncovering a conspiracy that places his life in even greater peril. And an Oxford professor and an eccentric journalist embark on an adventure through Portugal and Spain seeking to decipher an ancient manuscript and uncover a religious conspiracy with explosive personal and universal implications.

The Audiobook of When Her Hand Moves is a stunning dramatization acted by three voice actors.

Audio samples:

Official Trailer for When Her Hand Moves

Early Reviews for When Her Hand Moves

“Imady pairs the best of literary fiction–wry absurdity, witty interpretations of religion, and unabashed lyricism–with adrenaline rich chase scenes, surreal sexual encounters, and moments of magical realism…”Publisher’s Weekly/Book Life Review

“Provocatively controversial… deeply spiritual. Imady poses questions that we have stopped asking ourselves. I don’t know another male author who can represent a woman’s voice with such authenticity.”Rime Allaf, Syrian Writer 

“Omar Imady is one of the most important writers to come out of Syria.”Mary S. Lovell, New York Times best-selling biographer

“So well written, completely gripping. Make sure you set aside many hours so that you can greedily devour them in one swoop.”

Michelle Coates – NetGalley reader

“The writing, details, visualization, emotion…the story grips you and spits you out. It tugs on everything strong of emotion! The way the three parts unite is so beautiful and how every little detail is portrayed without it being boring! I am in love.”

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Published April 26 2022

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-940178-52-3 – Ebook ISBN: 978-1-940178-55-4 Audiobook ISBN: 978-1-940178-56-1

Other Books by Omar Imady

The Celeste Experiment
by Omar Imady
Coming Fall 2022
Catfishing Caitlyn
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Coming Soon

Find out more about Omar Imady at www.oimady.com