Via a statement, her publishers outlined the plot for the book in the following manner:
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, 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.
The book will be published on September 27th in the U.S. and U.K.
Will you be getting it? It sure sounds like an interesting read. We all know J.K. Rowling has a knack to write stories about power struggles.
I am quite excited about what Rowling has to offer outside the Potter world. Although one more Potter book sure wouldn’t hurt either.