The Casual Vacancy
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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 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?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.
From Publishers Weekly
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Seems like Hard Times revamped for today!
It will be impossible to live up to her previous books (obviously), but I'm sure this will still be a good read.
The book isn't even out - how can it have 5 stars? The description makes it sound like a Harlequin Romance or soap opera. Snooozzzzzz
The best piece of literature I've ever read!
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Sep 27, 2012
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 512 Pages
- Language: English