Song of Batoche

By (author) Maia Caron
Categories: Fiction
Publisher: Ronsdale Press
Paperback : 9781553804994, 372 pages, September 2017


In her stunning debut novel, Métis author Maia Caron tells the story of the Riel Resistance on the Saskatchewan (1885) largely through the eyes of the Métis women involved, including Madeleine Dumont and Marguerite Riel.


"This passionate retelling uses women's eyes to reveal the hidden history behind Riel and Gabriel Dumont. Deeply researched, and rooted in the soil of Batoche. " - Marina Endicott, author of the Giller-nominated Close to Hugh

"Combining fine research and engaging storytelling, Song of Batoche is a stirring fictionalized account of events in and around the 1885 North-West Resistance. Josette Lavoie is an intriguing and memorable heroine. " - Katherena Vermette, author of the The Break and winner of the Governor General's Award

"Caron weaves a tale of love, betrayal and obsession . . . a vivid and fast-paced retelling of this moment in Canadian history. " - Toronto Star

"A fascinating and beautifully written account of Louis Riel and the months preceding the Battle of Batoche, as seen through the eyes of the Metis women. This is a perspective we've not seen before, and Caron handles it with compassion and depth. " Lauren B. Davis, author of the Giller-nominated Our Daily Bread