Dimensions: 512 pages, 3.74 × 2.51 × 0.59 in
Published: September 27, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316228532
ISBN - 13: 9780316228534
About the Book
What lies behind the faade of Pagford is a town at war. The empty seat 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? Rowling's first novel for adults is blackly comic, thought-provoking, and constantly surprising.
From the Publisher
A big novel about a small town...
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 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
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.
About the Author
J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling
Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and
2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are
distributed in more than 200 territories, have
been translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight
As well as an Order of the British Empire for services to
children''s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous
awards and honorary degrees, including the Prince of Asturias Award
for Concord, France''s Légion d''honneur, and the Hans Christian
Andersen Award, and she has been a commencement speaker at Harvard
University. She supports a wide range of causes and is the founder
of Lumos, which works to transform the lives of disadvantaged
"The Casual Vacancy, JK Rowling''s first adult novel, is
sometimes funny, often startlingly well observed....Jane Austen
herself would admire the way [Rowling] shows the news of Barry''s
death spreading like a virus round Pagford."-Telegraph