Thursday, April 12, 2012

J.K. Rowling's Post-Potter Novel for Adults

Author J. K. Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy, was announced today by Little, Brown.  It's set for release worldwide on September 27, 2012 in numerous formats, including hardback, ebook, unabridged audio download, and on CD.

Synopsis:  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 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?

Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

...And so the buzz begins!

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