The Casual Vacancy, perhaps the most hotly anticipated book of the year, will be published on 27 September and is set in a small town called Pagford, described by her new publisher Little, Brown as an English idyll “with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey”. The story is set in motion by the unexpected demise of Barry Fairweather, a stalwart of the town’s parish council who dies in his early forties. Pagford’s chocolate-box façade hides a town riven with strife, and the struggle to replace Fairweather “becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen”, with “teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils,” the publisher said.
As a J.K. Rowling connoisseurI am quite interested in her next steps into the adult oriented book scene. I doubt that she’ll make it a lust ridden toss away novel, but then again as the book is not for children, she will be able to investigate her full potential as an artist of the printed word. Rowling has won many hearts over the years with her classic Harry potter, and I believe that she will be able to win as many hearts with her next novel. I do not usually purchase books, but this one I will buy as my affirmation of support for this talented female artist. Read more : from The Guardian.