With his Giller-shortlisted novel, A Secret Between Us, Daniel Poliquin is now one of the few novelists well known in both languages in Canada. He's also a respected political essayist and worked for years as a simultaneous translator in the House of Commons, which gave him long exposure to political debate in the country. Unlike others who have written about René Lévesque, Poliquin is neither a true believer nor an opponent. And while not a follower of Lévesque's idea for an independent Quebec, Poliquin is a great admirer of the man. He will bring a fresh interpretation of Lévesque's life and legacy to the page.