In 1970, an armed movement fights to obtain the independence of Québec; it abducts James Cross, consul of the UK, and kills Pierre Laporte, leader of the government. The story of Insurrection begins in June 1968 and ends in the winter of 1970. The action takes place mostly in Montréal. Pierre Turgeon has staged in this surprising novel all the characters of the insurrection that shook Canada. To defeat the terrorists, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, father of Justin Trudeau, proclaimed the War Measures Act, which suspended all civil liberties. We follow the hunters, the victims, the hunted, the witnesses. With a rare talent and using the daring freedom that is the novelist's, Pierre Turgeon has created characters from the real people who made October. This veracity of heart and time animates each page of Insurrection, and the reader is soon carried away in this fantastic whirlwind of passions. Insurrection is made of love, rage, pride, courage, fears, and compassion too. It has the color of the days and the smell of the late seventies. "Among all the novels that deal with the October crisis, it is the one by Pierre Turgeon that embraces the best the violence of a revolution in the making. It is a remarkable and necessary novel." Jean-Roch Boivin, Voir.