From the Publisher:"It has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel." -Time
Chester Brown reinvents the comic-book medium to create the critically acclaimed historical biography Louis Riel
winning the Harvey Awards for best writing and best graphic novel for
his compelling, meticulous, and dispassionate retelling of the
charismatic, and perhaps insane, nineteenth-century Métis leader. Brown
coolly documents with dramatic subtlety the violent rebellion on the
Canadian prairie led by Riel, who some regard a martyr who died in the
name of freedom, while others consider him a treacherous murderer.