The Casual Vacancy
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 facade 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - usuallee - LibraryThing
What can I say that hasn't already been said by at least one of the 15,000 reviewers of this book? Put me in the camp of really enjoying this book. Any fears that I may have had that Rowling would ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bdgamer - LibraryThing
Rowling is an expert storyteller, and it is most evident in The Casual Vacancy. Just don't expect Harry Potter (or anything remotely related to the series) in this book. Read full review