After more than 25 years of absence, Paul Rivest returns to Melvile, condemned in the short-term by the construction of a dam. Paul knows the city very well for spending every summer there with his grandmother until the age of 14. Until that famous summer, the one of the Great Fire, when he lost Ruth Jacob, his first love. Feeling guilty for her death, this return to Melvile is for him an opportunity to retrace the circumstances of Ruth's death and to immerse himself in a more than a hundred years family history. Because in Melvile, all stories are connected. From those of the founding fathers who colonized this wild land in the 19th century, to those of Paul's grandmother and Paul himself