Little Brown UK have announce the title and synopsis for HARRY POTTER author (and gajillionaire) J.K. Rowling's first book for adults.
THE CASUAL VACANCY
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.
Sounds quite interesting, like Corrie or Emmerdale with a varied cast of characters in a town that is full of intrigue and backstabbing, and political positioning. Funnily enough, this could ride the waves made by DOWNTON ABBEY being so popular as it sounds like a similarly interwoven character driven narrative.
It will be approx. 480 pages and will be coming out in September.
Only time will tell, but I will certainly read it...and I'm pretty sure the sales on it will be ridiculous regardless.