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Publisher — Drawn & Quarterly
Date Published — July 15, 2006
ISBN — 9781894937894

Louis Riel

Chester Brown

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Publisher — Drawn & Quarterly
Date Published — July 15, 2006
ISBN — 9781894937894

"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 biographyLouis 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.