Le Messager (The Messenger) and the play Eugénie la Marmotte (Eugénie the Marmot) are brought together in the latest book in the series La petite bibliothèque de Corinna. As the title suggests, this collection contains works that were never completed.
In the first story, a strange encounter one autumn evening sets the scene for an intriguing mystery. A mystery that extends beyond the final words of the story. In the second, humour and fantasy set the tone for the adventures of Eugénie – a little marmot with a lively spirit, who continuously thwarts the devious fox’s cunning plans. The contrast between these two stories offers a glimpse into the Valaisan writer’s impressive range.
Left unfinished, these two texts invite us to call on our creativity to imagine how these stories might end. An impression amplified by the unique charm of Anne Crausaz’s illustrations – fresh and colourful, that make us want to melt into the décor of Eugénie la Marmotte and never leave the green mountains and curious little community of animals that reside there.