Encountering Riel

By David D. Orr

Encountering Riel
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Willie Lorimer is a young poetry student who forgot to resign his commission in the Canadian militia. When he is called up to join the fight against the Métis rebel leader, Louis Riel, Willie is scared, but bolstered by his own naïveté. The journey to the heart of the rebellion ... Read more


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Willie Lorimer is a young poetry student who forgot to resign his commission in the Canadian militia. When he is called up to join the fight against the Métis rebel leader, Louis Riel, Willie is scared, but bolstered by his own naïveté. The journey to the heart of the rebellion is long and full of anguish. When the militia reach the West, things go tragically wrong, and their once-heroic cause is marred by the cynical realities of politics, and the harsh realities of war.

David D. Orr

David D. Orr was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1946. He worked in that province as a store clerk, park custodian, library assistant, high school teacher, lawyer, and Provincial Court judge. He now lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta with his wife Lynn, and a Persian cat named Katie. This is his first novel.

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