Nothing is what it seems. On a lazy August afternoon in the middle of a heat wave, Monique and her fiancé show up at the family farm to celebrate their engagement with a bottle of champagne. Her relatives, four generations of women, are preparing a special dinner in their honour. At first, pleasantries are shared on the family verandah, but as the afternoon progresses, cracks behind the easy-going facade begin to surface, revealing painful truths and admissions that provoke a startling end to the reunion. A three-time recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, playwright Jean Marc Dalpé is one of the most celebrated figures in French Canadian literature.