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Thursday, April 12, 2012

J.K. Rowlings first post Potter book, The Casual Vacancy coming in September.

The first novel by J.K. Rowling since she changed the planet with the Harry Potter franchise will be heading our way on September 27th. This is also her first novel not aimed at children. So kids might want to steer clear of this one as it seems kinda political. Here is the rundown of the plot. You can pre-order the book here.

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 fa├žade 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 town’s 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?