This will be J.K. Rowling‘s first adult novel.
Clocking in at 512 pages, it has been described as “a big novel about a small town.” From the publisher:
When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity, and unexpected revelations.
It may not be filled with wizards, wands, and magic, but we’re certainly excited to check this out. ”The Casual Vacancy” is set for release in printed hardcover and in e-book format on the 27th of September.
Consider yourself now well-informed on the topic…