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Alice, a seismologist working in Tokyo, is sent to a small town on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River to observe a peculiar phenomenon: the tides have stopped rising and falling. To Japanese experts, this signals that a major global earthquake is on the way. They also take it as a sign of fate that the town happens to be Alice's birthplace. Alice does everything she can to maintain an emotional distance from the town, where she spent an unhappy childhood. She does her research, conducts seismic probes, and begins to worry: for some strange reason, there's no listing in the local telephone book for Marc Vandal, an attractive pilot.

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