Two founding peoples, English and French, coming together as a single nation is an historic and remarkable achievement. That this relationship nearly came apart after little more than a century of union is also remarkable in that it didn't. This book explores the motivations of those on all sides of the issue of national identity. This novel breaks with reality in that Pierre Trudeau is no longer prime minister when Quebec's separatist party holds its 1980 referendum on sovereignty. And the separatists win. The story takes place through the eyes and actions of an Ottawa couple, he an American ex-pat draft dodger, and she a French Canadian pop singer, whose lives are entangled with the separatist movement. Starting with Canadian political history, ending with political fiction, and blended with intriguing characters, suspense, sexual tensions, and high stakes drama, the End of September captures your full attention from start to end. The End of September will provoke you into think about Canadian history in a new way.