Thursday, April 12, 2012

Guilty Pleasure: J. K. Rowling Announces "The Casual Vacancy" ; Due in Stores September 27

J.K. Rowling's first "official" adult book, The Casual Vacancy, will be out September 27, 2012.  The 480 page novel is set in the town of Pagford.  

Pagford is set in England, of course, and is described as "an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey" .  Pagford is in the middle of a civil war and many things aren't as they seem.  Below is an overview of the book:  

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.

Credit: Barnes & Noble

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