An Anglophone woman running an historic shoe store in a small Quebec village, loses her ability to speak French when her francophone husband is ... Show synopsis An Anglophone woman running an historic shoe store in a small Quebec village, loses her ability to speak French when her francophone husband is killed in a car accident. Grief-stricken and isolated, she retreats to her childhood home in a nearby English suburb. There she discovers that her mentally-challenged older brother, who still lives with their parents, has come under the influence of a petty drug dealer from the village, now mysteriously living in a derelict farmhouse that she and her husband had planned to buy. Her childhood obsession with the old farmhouse resurfaces, and at the same time she discovers she is pregnant. Feeling unable to cope on her own, she vows to have an abortion. A confrontation at the farmhouse and a threatened miscarriage bring things to a head. When the farmhouse burns to the ground she finds herself forced to confront events in both the recent and more distant past.