Author: JK Rowling (DUH!)
Release Date: September 27th, 2012
Publisher: Little Brown
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.Sadly, I'm not that excited after that synopsis but I will be giving it a try. It might just be one of those books that doesn't initially sound too good but it turns out to be a gem! Nonetheless, I am excited for this. JK Rowling is an amazing writer and she's got a great story telling ability!
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.