Fouada meets Farid, her lover, every Tuesday in a restaurant overlooking hte Nile. But this week familiar table is deserted. She calls his home, but the shrilling of the telephone echoses in an empty room. Farid has disappeared.As she searches for him, Fouada becomes tormented by questions. She is a trained research chemist, but works in a dead-end ministry job. Convinced that she has something to give to the world, she cannot find it. What is it? Why does she search? Searching expresses the poignancy of loss and doubt with the hypnotic intensity of a remembered dream.