After a serious misstep at work, the protagonist is transferred to the office in the backwoods. Apparently the French backwoods are cute, despite the incomprehensible dialect. The wife refuses to believe that, and the protagonist resorts to the habitual solution of lying, while soaking up the local peculiarities away from her. This even works well, until she finally decides for a big sacrifice and moves to join her husband in the terrible North. Overall, it’s an interesting mix of touching cuteness and horrifying degradation.