Fouhad Saleh vanished in Beirut on April 26, 1985. The Red Cross found him in Amman in May 2002 and returned him to his family. Until that point, the previous seventeen years of his life were a total mystery. And should have remained that way. But his encounter with Thomas Koyré, a French photographer, in the Middle East for some unknown reason, decided otherwise. The Frenchman wanted to pierce the secret of this Arab without a memory, return him to his past and make a story of his life.