Far from home in Roberval, Quebec, Francine Matte has resolved to make a new beginning for herself and her young son in the rugged Newfoundland outport of Dark Harbour. To her own surprise, she come to love the hardened sincerity of her adopted family and is compelled to trust them not only with her own life, but the lives of those she holds most dear. But Francine's secrets cannot elude her forever.
Set against the physical and political challenges of a Newfoundland fishing community, Honour Thy Mother tells the story of Francine Matte and the secrets she tries to outrun. She may have been able to escape the past, but it will eventually catch up to those she leaves behind.