J.K. Rowling Announces ‘Casual Vacancy’ Release Date And Details

Harry Potter” and “The Casual Vacancy” have an author in common. By the sound of it, that’s about all they share.

A title, a September 27 release date and brand new plot details for J.K. Rowling’s “first novel for adults,” titled “The Casual Vacancy,” have been announced by The Wall Street Journal. Published by Little, Brown, the book takes place in a small town in England where wars are being fought on all sides. Rowling’s no stranger to writing about war as seen in “Potter,” but it sounds like she has something very different in mind for her next tale.

Keep reading for plot details!

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.

So, how long before we hear about a “Casual Vacancy” movie deal? I’m going to give it two months.

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