Poet launches book

The Glengarry News - - News -

Green Val­ley poet David Mé­nard launches his lat­est book, “Poupée de rouille,” Oc­to­ber 19 at 7:30 p.m. at École sec­ondaire catholique Le Re­lais in Alexan­dria. The au­thors De­nis Sauvé and Jean-Claude Larocque will give a pre­sen­ta­tion on the real story of Marie-Josephte Cor­riveau, the pop­u­lar Québec folk fig­ure who is the in­spi­ra­tion for the po­etic tale, while stu­dents of the Café chan­tant troupe will of­fer a dra­matic read­ing. MarieJosephte Cor­riveau, also known as La Cor­riveau, be­came a le­gend in La Nou­velle-France, where she lived from 1733 to 1763 in Sain­tVal­lier. Mr. Mé­nard’s book imag­ines her re­flec­tions as she waits in her dun­geon cell to be hanged for the mur­der of her hus­band. La Cor­riveau thinks of her re­la­tion­ship with her fa­ther, her cousin and Louis-Éti­enne Dodier, her sec­ond hus­band, as well as the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing his death.

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