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“The Casual Vacancy”

I know I am very behind on this, but on Thursday, J.K. Rowling announced the title of her new novel for adults, called “The Casual Vacancy” and a brief synopsis of the book.

“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?”

The Casual Vacancy sounds like an excellent novel, and I really can’t wait to see what J.K. Rowling’s mind has been working on since the end of Harry Potter. Although I am extremely excited for this novel to be released, I can’t help but think of how bizarre this all is. I don’t know, I guess it is still strange for me to think of J.K. Rowling writing anything besides Harry Potter. I mean, all the actors have moved on with their lives and has new careers, and I was sad about that, but now that J.K. Rowling has officially moved on, everything is different. Harry Potter is really over, but I think a new adventure is in store for us all.

J.K. Rowling’s new and upcoming novel, “The Casual Vacancy” is supposedly set to be released September 27th, 2012. The book is already available for pre-order on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.