Carrie Bouvette-Mason’s New Historical Fiction Praises Controversial Figure

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‘My Boy Louis Riel’ details life of politician, founder of Manitoba, Louis Riel.

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Louis Riel, also known as the Father of Manitoba, was a Canadian politician in 1873. While some hail him as a folk hero, others think of him as a traitor to Canada.

Author Carrie Bouvette-Mason, a Canada native, falls into the camp of Riel believers. She now hopes to set the record straight and persuade others to see Riel as the hero she sees with her new historical fiction “My Boy Louis Riel: The Inside Story as Told by a Metis Relative” (published by AuthorHouse).

“Our new citizens and even many old-timers are likely not informed as to why there have been protests by Aboriginal people lately,” Bouvette-Mason says. “I have noticed, while looking back, that our struggle has been quite similar to the black people of the South; now lately, it has been revealed to me that there are startling parallels between Louis Riel and Martin Luther King.”

“My Boy Louis Riel” follows the life of Riel, detailing his many footsteps leading up to his time as a politician and founder of Manitoba, his participation in the Red River Rebellion and eventual execution.

Bouvette-Mason hopes her honest and entertaining look at Riel’s life will help readers understand his contribution to Canadian history and extinguish the idea that he was treasonous.

“My Boy Louis Riel”
By Carrie Bouvette-Mason
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 578 pages | ISBN 9781496950048
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 578 pages | ISBN 9781496950031
E-Book | 578 pages | ISBN 9781496950024
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Carrie Bouvette-Mason was born at the beginning of World War II and raised in several small Alberta towns. Throughout her life she fostered her love for writing, eventually publishing “My Girl,” following her parenting of several children and her long career as an executive director for a not-for-profit native organization.

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