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The Casual Vacancy (Paperback)

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J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel reveals the struggles both between us and within us. Sprinkled with laugh-out-loud wit and heart-wrenching honesty, The Casual Vacancy tells a story of teen angst, of bitter adults vying for their dues, of parents and educators striving to relate. This is an important novel that sheds light on matters that we would prefer stay in the dark.

— Sara

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A big novel about a small town...

When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the 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?

A big novel about a small town, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults. It is the work of a storyteller like no other.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316265614
ISBN-10: 0316265616
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: April 28th, 2015
Pages: 512
Language: English
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