It's been a few weeks already since the news first trickled down through twitter and then burst through to the world: J. K. Rowling, the beloved author of so many, due to Harry Potter, would release a new adult - entirely free from Potter and his world - book later this year.
Well, we now have a title, description, and a date!
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an
ancient abbey, 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
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
The Casual Vacancy will reach bookstores on September 27th.