Reviewers Love Mark Bourrie’s BUSH RUNNER: THE ADVENTURES OF PIERRE-ESPRIT RADISSON
“A dark adventure story that sweeps the reader through a world filled with surprises. The book is compelling, authoritative, not a little disturbing—and a significant contribution to the history of 17th-century North America.” That’s Ken McCoogan, writing in the Globe and Mail about Mark Bourrie’s Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson. Michael Dudley agrees: “Highly entertaining reading…fascinating…an engaging achievement,” he writes in the Winnipeg Free Press. And in ArtsFile, Paul Gessell raves, “The writing is lively, the descriptions of 17th century Indigenous life are cinematic and, despite Radisson’s many personal flaws, it is easy to admire his chutzpah.”
The Fulcrum has published an interview with Mark Bourrie, and the Toronto Star has published an excerpt. We think they’ve got the right idea: a book this good speaks for itself!