All right, now we know! J. K. Rowling’s first post-Potter book, her first ‘for adults,’ now has a title, a description, and a release date. We’re happy to share them with you – and no, it is not Harry as an adult, and there appears to be no wizards in sight.
The Casual Vacancy is releasing September 27th, and here’s what we’ve heard in the way of description:
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little 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 town’s 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?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
What do you think? No cover art exists yet, but we'll be sharing that as soon as we see it. No doubt this will be a huge phenomenon … will you be lining up on September 27th to get your copy?
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