Can a patient's silence kill the doctor?
A respected physician in Cordoba, Spain, receives a mysterious phone call—a request to attend to the ailing daughter of a wealthy but secretive family in Madrid. What seems to be a routine house call quickly turns into a disturbing labyrinth of intrigue and mystery, and a fight for the girl’s life.
The outcome of that battle will impact the doctor—and the journalist interviewing him—in ways neither imagined.
Set against the unstable political climate of General Franco’s Spain in the 1940’s and based on a bizarre real-life incident that remains unsolved to this day, “Verse in Arabic” twists medical ethics and psychosocial tyranny into a cord that pulls at your heart from both ends.
"Verse in Arabic" was named a finalist in the 2013 Press 53 Open Awards.