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J.K. Rowling's new book: "The Casual Vacancy"

Billy Gardner

J.K. Rowling's new book is for adults

Harry Potter didn’t get the leading role

J.K. Rowling announced her latest post-Harry Potter book titled The Casual Vacancy. The announcement on Thursday by Little, Brown & Co. included a brief synopsis and a debut date of Sept. 27.

This will be Rowling’s first book aimed at the adult demographic and besides being the author of both books; The Casual Vacancy will have little to nothing in common the plotlines of the seven volume fictional series setting of Hogwarts Wizardry and Witchcraft.

The Casual Vacancy takes place in a small English town, Pagford, which is described more brutal scene than the delicately painted picture would indicate. Here are the plot details released by the author, 

“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.”

Harry Potter fans young and old are salivating at a chance to get there hands on a copy of the new J.K. Rowling book which is sure to be a success.

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