by J.K. Rowling (click to learn more)
The Casual Vacancy
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.
(excerpt from littlebrown.co.uk)
I am so so looking forward to reading this. Mrs. Rowling is one of my top favourite authors of all time, #1 actually, and this being her first adult novel I’m curious what her writing will be like, I mean this isn’t Harry Potter so she’s written from a different angle, please forgive me for stating the obvious but I have this weird compulsion to explain myself (I’ve haven’t slept a wink, thanks coffee).