J.K. Rowling will officially leave the world of Harry Potter behind on September 27.
That's when the world famous author will release "The Casual Vacancy," her much anticipated follow-up to the most popular book franchise in history. Peep the official cover - released this week by publisher Little, Brown - now:
Will you pick up a copy of the new novel? Read the synopsis below and decide now: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 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.