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Publisher Description

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?

Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults.

Fiction & Literature
September 27
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Matt8363891)3 ,


I find it fascinating how people can be so narrow minded and so quick to judge a book before even reading it. Also if you don't like the price, don't buy it, but please don't give it one star because the rating should be based on the quality of the book, not the cheapness of the customer.

Chrystalbeast96 ,

Guys, cool down!

I understand why you guys are attacking iBooks for the price, but rating 1star is not the way to go about it! Bad ratings should only be used for bad books, and you all know Rowling can't do that. If you're angry about the price, write iBooks. Don't attack a book by one of the best writers EVER when you haven't even read it!

Masterofgaymes ,

Trolls begone

While I've only read the 50 page sample so far, I too am giving this five stars to offset the poor unwarranted severe ratings of the cheap inbred a$$h0les who had the nerve to give this one star due to the price. Philistines. Don't want it? Don't buy it--and certainly don't rate it! Your reviews are unwanted. Apparently you are unfamiliar with the basic mechanics of supply and demand. This is the most anticipated book of the year and you dunces are flipping out like wimps. Go back to your petty tumblr pages and express your sorrow in copyrighted animated clips and emoticons...losers

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