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Nearly a century has passed since the darkest hours of the deportation. Calm has returned to the fertile lands surrounding the bay of the Miramichi River. Numerous Acadian families settled there in the hopes of prospering peacefully. On the shores of Rivière-des-Caches, Marie-Rose Robichaud leads a happy life surrounded by her family and neighbours, with whom she shares the simple joys of childhood. Ignorant of the horrible plague that has been spreading in Acadia for several years, the young girl writes in her journal about her love of nature and for young Stanislas.

However, one December night in 1843, the axe falls: Marie-Rose has contracted leprosy. The formidable illness brings fear, shame, and suffering with it, and Marie-Rose’s life gets upended. Sent into exile on Becs-Scies Island, the young Acadian watches her happiness fly away and begins her long descent to rock bottom. Marie-Rose will have nothing but the unwavering hope of seeing her loved ones again to bravely confront her destiny.

Author: Victor Robichaud
Illustrator: Gabrielle Morrisseau
Language: French
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bouton d’or Acadie
Published Date: November 28th, 2023
# of Pages: 160