A Canada Reads 2014 Top 10 Book
From the publisher:
October 1970. Two kidnappings. One dead. A crisis unlike anything the country had ever seen -- here is the story behind history . . .
Thirty years after the October Crisis, Sam Nihilo, a freelance writer whose career is in a slump, is drawn to the conspiracy theories that have proliferated in the wake of the events. While investigating the death of one of the FLQ hostages, Nihilo sees his life consumed by an inquiry that leads him further into a flurry of facts, both known and newly discovered. Soon, secret agents, corrupt police officers, politicians, and former terrorists of the Front de Libération du Québec form a mysterious constellation around him, and at the centre lies a complicated and dangerous truth.
In the tradition of Don DeLillo's Libra, October 1970 is a thrilling fictional account of the events that shaped one of the most volatile moments in recent history.
Praise for October 1970:
This is a masterful work. A book that had me laughing and weeping at the same time. It's delicious.
- The Toronto Star
It's a great ride. This novel carries on the traditions of conspiracy-theory fiction such as James Ellroy's The Cold Sin Thousand
, about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But October 1970
is a lot funnier and easier to read.
- Winnipeg Free Press