The second part of the trilogy of writer Ahlam Mostaghanemi, after "Memory of the Body". The author, the protagonist, seeks to write a new book. You meet a journalist and a love story arises between the two. The writer then discovers that her lover is obsessed with Khaled Ben Tubal, the hero of her first novel, the painter who lost an arm in the liberation war, and signs his articles in his name. From his library, he borrows a book, marveling at the margins of his reader's handwritten text alongside the original text.