JK Rowling’s New Book: Are You Going To Read It?
Little Brown released details about JK Rowling’s newest project this week. She’s is working on a new novel for adults titled The Casual Vacancy. Here’s the blurb:
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?
Little Brown says The Casual Vacancy is “blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising”. The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults and is due to release in Hardcover, eBook and CD Thursday, September 27th 2012. As you can tell by the ‘Thursday’ release that these are the UK dates. No info yet on whether or not North American dates will be the same.
So…will you be reading Rowling’s new book?