Cover And Page Count Revealed For J.K. Rowling's New Novel
Behold, the cover for A Casual Vacancy, the new novel from J.K. Rowling, due to hit Sept. 27. It'll weigh in at 512 pages. Here's the synopsis:
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 to see. 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.
The hardcover will cost $35, the large-print hardcover $39 and the eBook $19.99. Though those are just the list prices. Expect to see them discounted... especially the eBook. I'm guessing $14.99, after Amazon has its way. We'll see.
I am going to read this book. I'm very interested to see what Rowling can do with more adult material. What do you think?
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